Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Beyond smartphones and tablets, we have connected cars, home security systems, smart energy meters and “home assistants,” not to mention smart TVs, connected coffee makers, children’s toys, personal activity trackers and clothing that measures biometrics, even “dash buttons” that let consumers instantly order household items and Internet-connected vodka bottles, to name a few of the more than 25 billion devices worldwide that connect to the Internet.

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is expanding exponentially, as nearly every industry continues to invest in interconnected devices that exchange data and information.  This connectivity offers tremendous benefits to consumers, manufacturers and service providers.  It also raises regulatory, cybersecurity and consumer protection challenges.

Our multidisciplinary Internet of Things team supports businesses innovating connected products across the development life cycle, from concept and patent analysis to venture capital, private equity and other financing, advertising claims, billing considerations, privacy and data security due diligence and design, and corporate and technology transactions.

Our attorneys work with an extensive client base in and around the IoT space—industrial manufacturers, communications, wireless, B2B and B2C media companies, Internet service providers, data and analytics software providers, apparel and sports equipment manufacturers and retailers, and providers of Software as a Service (SaaS), as well as manufacturers of computers, toys and other consumer products, to name a few—helping them understand and keep up-to-date with the rapidly developing global legal framework for IoT, and develop strategies that integrate both traditional and new platforms to drive their competitive success.

 
 

Overview

Beyond smartphones and tablets, we have connected cars, home security systems, smart energy meters and “home assistants,” not to mention smart TVs, connected coffee makers, children’s toys, personal activity trackers and clothing that measures biometrics, even “dash buttons” that let consumers instantly order household items and Internet-connected vodka bottles, to name a few of the more than 25 billion devices worldwide that connect to the Internet.

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is expanding exponentially, as nearly every industry continues to invest in interconnected devices that exchange data and information.  This connectivity offers tremendous benefits to consumers, manufacturers and service providers.  It also raises regulatory, cybersecurity and consumer protection challenges.

Our multidisciplinary Internet of Things team supports businesses innovating connected products across the development life cycle, from concept and patent analysis to venture capital, private equity and other financing, advertising claims, billing considerations, privacy and data security due diligence and design, and corporate and technology transactions.

Our attorneys work with an extensive client base in and around the IoT space—industrial manufacturers, communications, wireless, B2B and B2C media companies, Internet service providers, data and analytics software providers, apparel and sports equipment manufacturers and retailers, and providers of Software as a Service (SaaS), as well as manufacturers of computers, toys and other consumer products, to name a few—helping them understand and keep up-to-date with the rapidly developing global legal framework for IoT, and develop strategies that integrate both traditional and new platforms to drive their competitive success.

Partner
Email (202) 342-8603(202) 342-8603
Alysa Hutnik delivers comprehensive expertise in all areas of privacy, data security and advertising law.  Her experience ranges from counseling to defending clients in FTC and state attorney...
Partner
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Steve Augustino’s telecommunications practice is both broad and deep, ranging from regulatory, legislative and administrative law counsel to transactional advice, advocacy and litigation.&nb...
Partner
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Lee Brenner serves as chair of the firm’s nationwide Media and Entertainment practice group.  Lee is dedicated to getting the result his clients want, and focuses on creativity when it ...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7853(212) 808-7853
Andrea Calvaruso chairs the firm’s Trademark and Copyright practice group.  She represents clients from a wide range of industries, including retail, fashion, entertainment and consumer...
Partner
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David Fink is an experienced and proven litigator at both the trial and appellate court levels.  With more than two decades of experience in multifaceted state and federal litigation and dispu...
Partner
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Josh Guyan advises providers of wireline, wireless, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and satellite services on domestic and international experimental compliance and licensing, as well as Unive...
Partner
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John Heitmann, chair of the Communications practice, counsels wireless, wireline and cable broadband and telephony service providers, and other entities, large and small, international and domesti...
Partner
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Hank Kelly is the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. Hank’s practice is focused exclusively on communications, energy and public utility law and regulation, where he p...
Partner
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Gonzalo Mon’s practice is focused on marketing and advertising law.  He advises a wide range of companies in all aspects of promoting their brands, and works closely with them to find p...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8588(202) 342-8588
Dana Rosenfeld chairs the firm’s Privacy and Information Security practice.  A former assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection and attorney...
Partner
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John Ward has more than three decades of experience litigating intellectual property cases, including complex, high-technology patent cases, at both the trial and appellate levels.  He has ov...
Partner
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Kristi Wolff’s practice focuses on food, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, personal care and consumer health products, as well as wearable technology and health privacy issues.&nb...
Partner
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Michael Zinna’s practice comprises all aspects of intellectual property, with a focus on patent matters and including complex patent litigation, patent licensing, due diligence, patent clear...
Special Counsel
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Amy Gaven is special counsel in the firm’s New York office as part of the Trademark and Copyright practice group. She focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including ...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8429(202) 342-8429
Chris Loeffler has a transactional and regulatory practice focused on advertising, privacy, data security, licensing, sponsorships, e-commerce and other consumer protection issues.  He helps c...
Senior Associate
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Crystal Skelton is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice includes representing a wide array of clients – from tech startups to established companies – in pr...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7678(212) 808-7678
Jameson Dempsey counsels wireless, wireline, cable and advanced communications service providers on federal and state privacy, information security, and communications issues.  He draws on a ...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8534(202) 342-8534
Ilunga Kalala is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on advertising and marketing, privacy and information security, and other consumer protection law ma...