Disruptive technologies: evolution or legal revolution ?

05 March 2015


Bird & Bird Paris - 3 square Edouard VII - 75009 Paris

Whether already proven or still evolving, disruptive technologies are innovations with the potential to change not only our lifestyles and the way we consume, but also to influence the future of the global economy and our production methods.

Whether intended to optimise or speed up production cycles (3D printing), bring about improvements, amongst others, in the comfort and the quality or security of persons or goods (connected objects) or to make best use of the immeasurable quantity of data exchanged day to day across the networks (Big Data), such technologies raise many questions and cause as much excitement as fear – sometimes with cause – in particular where the possible repercussions on private life are examined, or ethical rules, and the risk of hijacking other people's work or the ever stronger role of virtual intelligence in our daily lives.

From the legal point of view, these risks are approached essentially through Data Protection and Intellectual Property law and liability in tort, as well as product liability. These new developments cannot be ignored by in-house lawyers, who will need to be aware of them in their role as risk managers, as they lead to new issues be dealt with and resolved, whatever the business sector involved.

Bird & Bird, in partnership with the ACC invites you to our seminar on "disruptive technologies" covering the main legal aspects of the following themes:

            - 3D printing

            - Internet of things

            - Big data

Please note that this event will be held in French.

Would you like to attend?