An ever increasing range of objects, from cars and drones, to smart meters and thermostats, to wearables and medical implants, now connect to the Internet for remote sensing and control, as well as other enhanced capabilities. This is the Internet of Things (IoT), and it is poised to become a major component of the world economy over the next decade, with forecasts estimating a market in the trillions of dollars. This huge growth of Internet connected devices creates a host of legal challenges and opportunities.
Orrick has a cross-practice and international team to focus on the IoT issues that your company will face in innovating and disrupting the market. Companies are already navigating unique legal issues related to intellectual property, data ownership, data privacy, and cyber security, and with skilled counsel, they will be well-positioned to grow in the IoT economy. Orrick’s IoT team can help, and has experience in areas such as: