2017 Outlook - Intellectual Property, Privacy, Tech & Telecom 

Bloomberg BNA’s 2017 Intellectual Property, Privacy, Tech & Telecom Outlook explores an array of issues likely to occur in these areas in 2017. Bloomberg BNA legal editors and reporters examine how federal courts and the patent office will continue to refine patent eligibility for biotech and software products and how the UK’s Brexit vote impacts plans for a Unified Patent Court in Europe. Our experts also explore whether 2017 will bring clarity to the legal standard for data breach claims, to the Federal Trade Commission’s own authority to police data security, and to what U.S. companies doing business in Europe need to do to prepare for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Directive. On the telecom front, experts take a look at the still-unfolding FCC spectrum auction, and expected new GOP limits on net neutrality rules.


As a companion to this report, Bloomberg BNA Intellectual Property Reporter Michaela Ross highlights the five things you need to know about intellectual property, data privacy, tech and telecom in 2017 in the video below.