Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, & Automation

Companies at every stage of their digital and automation transformations need guidance to navigate through the evolving legal and regulatory landscape associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, and robotics. As the laws and regulations struggle to keep up with the pace of innovation, it is crucial to seek legal counsel with the experience and resources to help you grow your business while managing the evolving issues in this space.


Our team leverages decades of experience in manufacturing and innovation to help companies at the forefront of the technological revolution we are experiencing. We have represented hundreds of clients in financings, mergers, and acquisitions, and routinely serve as connectors for our clients, linking them with essential service providers and funding sources. We have relationships with hundreds of private equity and venture capital firms, many of which invest primarily in technologies related to AI, automation, and robotics. Our transactional services encompass mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, fundraising, critical licensing agreements, collaboration deals, and advising on ownership concerns, all focused on these industries.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual law is a linchpin of innovation in this space. As one of the largest IP practices in the country, we are adept at developing comprehensive, enforceable patent portfolios specifically for the AI, automation, and robotics sectors. We advise on trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and data ownership and use. Our attorneys, including former engineers, data scientists, and AI researchers, have experience creating, utilizing, and protecting innovations in these fields. We navigate the challenging and evolving legal environment of software and AI patentability to ensure robust IP protection for your AI, automation, and robotics ventures.

Technology Agreements

In the rapidly advancing fields of AI, automation, and robotics, technology agreements form the backbone of successful companies. For companies specializing in these areas, crafting robust technology agreements is critical. These agreements cover a wide range of essential aspects, from licensing of software and hardware components to collaboration and joint development ventures. These agreements entail provisions relating to intellectual property, data use, privacy and security, liability and risk management, regulatory compliance, as well as performance criteria and milestones. Carefully negotiating these provisions is especially important for AI, automation, and robotics companies. In essence, well-structured technology agreements not only safeguard intellectual property and manage risk but also facilitate smooth business operations and strategic partnerships, paving the way for innovation and growth in these cutting-edge sectors.


Regulation is increasingly crucial in the fast-evolving fields of AI, automation, and robotics. While numerous current laws and regulatory schemes apply to and impact the use of AI and other new and evolving technologies, AI-specific laws are in the process of being debated in Congress and nearly every state in the country. Without comprehensive federal legislation in the United States, we are seeing governments at various levels exploring potential regulatory and non-regulatory approaches. For instance, certain AI technologies are now subject to export controls, necessitating licenses for U.S. businesses seeking foreign investment or sales to non-U.S. entities in these tech areas. Our lawyers and public affairs professionals assist clients at the forefront of these developments, working to shape legislation and protect our clients’ interests in the AI, automation, and robotics sectors.

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

As AI, automation, and robotics become more integrated into our lives, cybersecurity and data privacy become increasingly paramount. The aggregation and analysis of vast data sets for these technologies require stringent safeguards and ethical governance. Our team focuses on addressing cybersecurity best practices, managing data protection concerns, and proactively addressing issues in the AI, automation, and robotics spaces before, during, and after disputes arise, ensuring robust and ethical management of data and technology.