Italian rules on class actions and collective inhibitory actions have been revolutionized by a reform (law no. 31/2019) whose entry into force, following several postponements, is now scheduled for May 2021.
By decision no. 1914 of January 28, 2021, the United Sections of the Supreme Court of Cassation have once again found that disputes between companies operating in the organic sector and the monitoring bodies authorized by the Ministry to issue the necessary certifications and to carry out the related control activities fall under the jurisdiction of the ordinary judge, and not the administrative one.
On September 21, 2020 Prof. Ruffolo will take part as a speaker at the webinar organized by UPA - Utenti Pubblicità Associati, titled “Per niente artificiale. A.I. e nuove frontiere per il business e la comunicazione”.
The book “Intelligenza Artificiale – Il diritto, i diritti, l’etica”, edited by Prof. Ruffolo and published by Giuffrè Francis-Lefebvre, is now available.
As in China, Singapore and South Korea, a contact tracing app is also being developed in Italy. The app will be able, during the so-called "Phase 2" of the health emergency, to monitor the individual's contacts with infected subjects, based on the recording of the position of the individual’s smartphone with respect to other devices.
The Firm, while complying with the provisions aimed at containing the Covid-19 infection, is fully operational and continues to offer assistance to its customers.
The ongoing Covid-19 emergency and the adoption of measures for its containment face companies with serious problems in the management of their contractual relationships, affecting the ability of the parties to perform or receive the related obligations.
The current state of emergency relating to the spread of Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”), also following the measures adopted by the Government to contain the spread of contagion, places businesses, but also individual citizens, in the face of new problems, also of a legal nature
The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently refused two patent applications in which an Artificial Intelligence system was designated as the -inventor-.
The implementation of various forms of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is constantly growing, expanding from automated diagnostics, especially as far as radiology is concerned, to the “robo-surgeon” and “smart” prostheses.
By their decision no. 9678 of April 5, 2019, the Joint Sections of the Italian Court of Cassation clarified that the disputes between businesses operating in the field of organic products and subjects charged with issuing all necessary certifications and with the relevant control activity fall within the scope of the ordinary judge’s jurisdiction, as opposed to administrative courts.
The latest issue of the Italian law review “Giurisprudenza Italiana” (issue no. 7/2019) features a vast monographic section on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence and law”, edited by Prof. Ruffolo and Prof. Enrico Gabrielli (University of Rome - Tor Vergata).
On September 23, 2019 Professor Ruffolo is going to speak at the Convention and Round Table dedicated to the topic “Innovation in healthcare: the role of Artificial Intelligence”, organized by the University of Bari. Several others authoritative experts of the field are going to take part to the event, including physicians, engineers and entrepreneurs.
On May 24, 2019 Prof. Ruffolo spoke at the National Convention dedicated to the topics of “Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Imaging”, organized by the Italian Society of Medical Radiology. In particular, Prof. Ruffolo’s speech concerned the complex legal and ethical issues derived from the implementation of Artificial Intelligence in diagnostics, with specific regard to the questions of liability for physicians, hospitals and manufacturers of medical devices.
On April 3, 2019 the Italian Senate definitively approved bill of law S.844, aiming at a radical reform of class actions.
The volume “Intelligenza Artificiale e responsabilità” (“Artificial Intelligence and liability”), authored and edited by Prof. Ruffolo, published by Giuffrè, is going to be presented during the seminar that will be held on April 10, 2019 at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna. Prof. Ruffolo will take part in the seminar, with a speech on liability related to the creation, manufacturing and circulation of automated vehicles.
On March 2019 Prof. Ruffolo will give a speech at the seminar which will be held at the University of Pavia, on the topic “Artificial Intelligence, medical liability and product liability”.
The volume edited by Prof. Ruffolo on “La nuova responsabilità medica” (“The new medical liability”), published by Giuffré Francis Lefebvre, is now available. The book collects several contributions by different authors, almost all of which are professors of Ph.Ds., cooperating to the professional and scientific activity of the Firm, except for an authoritative external voice (M. Costanza).
The Firm provides assistance to national and foreign businesses, private and public, as well as to professional, in the management of the compliance with the new EU Regulation.
The volume “Intelligenza Artificiale e responsabilità”, edited by Prof. Ruffolo, is a collection of essays by legal experts and scholars on the topics of the new possible forms of liability connected to the implementation of Artificial Intelligence.
For the first time the Court of Cassation ruled on the new law on medical malpractice.
On December 20, 2017 the Ministry of Health published the new Guidelines on advertising of medical devices, updating and integrating the previous guidelines of March 2013.
The Convention aims at assessing the relationship between the law and Artificial Intelligence, with specific regard to self-learning machines and advanced robotics and the relevant issues of liability.
On November 9, 2017 Prof. Ruffolo will take part in a round table organized by the Civil Chamber of Milan dedicated to the topic of pecuniary compensation, with specific regard to the developments followed to the Supreme Court’s decision of July 2017.
On July 19 and 26, 2017 Prof. Ruffolo has been heard by the Senate’s joint Commissions on Justice and Industry, Trade and Tourism in the context of the examination of the bill of law for the reform of class actions and collective proceedings.
Liability from medical malpractice has been deeply changed by a law that will enter into force in March 2017.
The Convention will deal with the issues related to the protection of the individual’s right of access to the internet.