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.