iPad Raises Legal Issues, Attorney Says

Lora Bentley

How many legal questions does Apple's iPad raise? Anybody want to guess? We've touched on one concerning the name already: At this point, Apple doesn't own the rights to it. But that's just the tip of the iceberg according to Proskauer Rose partner Jeff Neuburger, who co-chairs the firm's technology, media and communications practice group.

 

In a blog post recently, Neuburger set out at least 10 issues that lawyers drafting technology-focused contracts and structuring technology-focused transactions will need to address now that the iPad has hit the scene. The principal questions include:

  • Is the iPad a mobile device like a smartphone?
  • Is the iPad an iPhone?
  • Is the iPad a handheld video game player?
  • Is the iPad a computer?
  • Is an iPad App a Web site?

 

The answers to these questions and underlying ones will determine how technology transactions should treat the new device, Neuburger says. I'll be speaking with him a little later. Hopefully he'll have time to elaborate. Stay tuned.


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