Disruptive health technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), digital diagnostics and digital therapeutics (DTx), and machine learning (ML), create exciting opportunities to reshape healthcare, while also raising challenging legal questions. Sidley’s lawyers assist clients who develop and use AI and other novel technologies to move the life sciences industry forward. We draw upon the knowledge and experience of our lawyers based in Europe, the United States, and Asia, who serve as trusted advisers to our global client base at a moment’s notice.
“I am very impressed with the high level of client service and practicality of the advice I am given about thorny data privacy and cybersecurity issues.”
Chambers Global 2022, Multi-Jurisdictional: Data Protection
How We Add Value
Our lawyers help bridge the gap between clients seeking to navigate constantly evolving regulatory challenges and ensuring market access for cutting-edge technology solutions for the benefit of patients around the world (e.g., edge AI, medical robotics, and federated learning). We have significant advisory and policy experience in this area, having worked with both international and national governing bodies, including the World Health Organization, European Medicines Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, World Trade Organization, as well as national data protection authorities.
In addition to advising the developers of AI technology, we help clients who have acquired or invested in AI companies, as well as those seeking regulatory counsel as they prepare to join the AI ecosystem, in order to make full use of its potential in a compliant and innovative manner, including obtaining coding, coverage, and reimbursement.
Our lawyers work together across the firm’s practice areas to guide clients through a range of unique legal challenges arising through the use of novel, data-driven technologies, including: intellectual property ownership, civil and criminal liability, enforcement, privacy, and cybersecurity. As the use of AI and digital health technologies continues to grow, our lawyers are ready to counsel and defend companies every step of the way to minimize business disruptions, including in the event that litigation arises. We also proactively monitor regulations worldwide to help our clients stay ahead of evolving policy and legislative processes.