Emerging Automotive Technologies Program -- May 22, 2018

Connected Cars

Please join us Foley’s Technology Industry Team for Emerging Automotive Technologies: Tomorrow’s Trends Today.

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018

Lunch 12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Program 1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Reception 5:00 p.m.

We will be joined by industry leaders, venture capitalists, and legal professionals who will discuss opportunities across the automotive ecosystem.

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Kantaros, McKenna Represent Beco in Acquisition by Convene

mobile devices

Boston Partners Dave Kantaros and Chris McKenna represented Beco, a mobile workplace analytics platform, in its acquisition by Convene, a workplace hospitality platform.

Beco collects and leverages real-time location data to help run office buildings more efficiently. Its acquisition will help accelerate the growth of Convene’s technology business and provide its commercial real estate landlord partners with location-based insights and data.

The integration of the two companies is expected to be completed by August 1.

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Drinking and Driving: How Driverless Cars Will Overturn South Dakota v. Dole to Push the Drinking Age Back to 18

The drinking age in the United States has historically teetered between 18 and 21.  Under pressure surrounding the Vietnam War, Congress rolled back the minimum drinking age from 21 to 18 to reflect the draft age.  Proponents of this rollback would argue that if draftees were old enough to fight for their countries, they should be old enough to drink, following the same rationale that pushed the 26th Amendment through, dropping the voting age from 21 to 18.

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Shhh ... Don't Tell Anyone: Tips on NDAs


The Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) is a document that is very often prone to misuse in commercial practice. Often, when business teams from two companies get together, the first thing they do, almost as a box-checking measure, is toss over one company’s standard two-way NDA, without much thought as to whether the NDA should, in fact, be a two-way NDA or whether there is even any need for the NDA at all.

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Patent System after Oil States and SAS – What’s the future?


On April 24th, the Supreme Court decided two important cases related to the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s inter partes review (IPR) proceedings for reconsidering the prior grant of a patent – Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712 (Oil States) and SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 16-969 (SAS).

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