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TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
Contract Corner
An indemnification provision serves as a contractual remedy to redress a party’s (or third party’s) financial loss suffered as a result of a claim, breach, or some other event or condition set forth in the provision. Indemnification serves as a risk allocation mechanism derived originally from insurance law. Each term—“indemnify,” “defend,” and “hold harmless”—has a distinct and important role in an indemnity clause, so it is important to understand the nuances and differences among the three terms.
The Beijing Internet Court (BIC) recently recognized copyright protection in artificial intelligence (AI) generated images, ruling that the images met the requirements of originality and reflected a human's intellectual property investment. Li v. Liu, Written Civ. Rulings (Beijing Internet Ct. Nov. 27, 2023) (China).
Join partners Mike Pierides, from our London office, and Barbara Melby, from our Philadelphia office, at 12:00 pm ET on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 as they discuss the anticipated challenges, opportunities, and hot topics facing the global outsourcing industry in 2024.
Contract Corner
As we reach the end of 2023, we have once again compiled all of the links to our Contract Corner blog posts, a regular feature of Tech & Sourcing @ Morgan Lewis. In these posts, members of our global technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions practice highlight particular contract provisions, review the issues, and propose negotiating and drafting tips.
Contract Corner
It is no secret that usage of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies continues to expand at a rapid pace. In fact, Flexera’s 2023 Tech Spend Pulse, which is based on a survey of 506 information technology executives across the world, found that investments in AI technologies are surging to a 68% planned increase in use. That figure was the highest of all technologies in the survey.
The landscape of public procurement in the United Kingdom is primed for a significant shift in 2024 following the introduction of the Procurement Act 2023, which received Royal Assent earlier in 2023. The act, which comes into force in October 2024 and replaces the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Concessions Contracts Regulations 2016, is set to revolutionize how the UK government engages with suppliers, with a view toward ensuring a more transparent, competitive, and inclusive procurement process.
Join partners Barbara Melby and Mike Pierides on Wednesday, January 10, as they discuss the anticipated challenges, opportunities, and hot topics facing the outsourcing industry in 2024.
The European Council adopted the EU Data Act (the Act) on November 27, 2023, representing a major regulatory shift in cloud services and data processing. The Act’s objectives include ensuring fairness in the allocation of value from data among actors in the digital environment and making data more accessible to all in order to open opportunities for data-driven innovation.
Join partner Mike Pierides and associates Oliver Bell and James Mulligan on Wednesday, December 13, as they delve into the latest developments in contracting in the aviation sector, including how established aviation businesses are increasingly looking to leverage technology and undergo digital transformation and how new entrants to the sector are taking a digital-first approach.
Spotlight
As part of our Spotlight series, we invited Shannon Donnelly, a partner in our Washington, DC office who works with clients on a wide range of complex global immigration and mobility issues, to discuss the proposed H1B Modernization Rule, which is detailed in a recent LawFlash, and how this might impact the technology sector. Shannon is the co-head of our global immigration and mobility practice and a leader on global immigration issues.