Balough Leads Discussion on Autonomous Car Crashes

(September 19, 2018) The question of who may be liable when autonomous cars crash was explored by a panel discussion lead by Richard C. Balough at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section annual meeting.

The panel examined whether software developers, engineers, manufacturers, drivers, or regulatory authorities should be liable when self-driving cars are involved in an accident. The panel also explored the vulnerabilities of cars to malicious hacking and the obligation of manufactures to patch known software defects.

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Ms. Balough Selected as One of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers

(July 30, 2018) Cheryl Dancey Balough was selected as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers for 2018 as featured in Crain’s Chicago Business.

Ms. Balough was recognized for her leadership in cyberspace law, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. She was one of 150 women lawyers featured, who represent a cross-section of Chicago-area legal industry leaders. The selection was made by ...

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Who Owns an AI Machine’s IP?

(January 28, 2017) Richard C. Balough explored whether inventions and works created by artificial intelligence without human intervention may be patented or copyrighted under existing laws.

His presentation, Artificial Intelligence – Who Owns the Machine’s IP, was made at the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting on January 28, 2017.

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