• From Waller: Tennessee becomes one of first states to approve blockchain ‘smart’ contracts. The post describes blockchain and suggests further steps that should be taken, enumerating the benefits thereof. “Tennessee joins a handful of other states, including Wyoming, Nebraska, Florida, New York and Colorado, that have officially recognized blockchain technology as a means of verifying contracts.”

 

  • From Dorsey & Whitney: How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact IP Litigation? The post includes observations and raises questions, including: “(w)hile it is unlikely that an AI will be granted IP rights, it is also unlikely that an AI will be liable for infringement, thus insulating its owners/users from certain types of IP liability.”

 

  • Bob Ambrogi always has his finger on the pulse of legal innovation. If you haven’t heard him speak recently, you should. Here’s his speaking schedule for the next couple of months.

 

  • “The Vermont House recently passed a bill (now in the state Senate) that would create an AI commission to address … concerns grow about its invasive nature and reach. How much are we willing to cede to the machines, and what effect will that have on our lives?” More here.