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Leading International Law Firm for Designers, Manufacturers and Users of Drones/UAVs

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Perkins Coie is a leading global law firm renowned for its experience and thorough understanding of aerial and automated technology.

Working with established, global tech companies, OEM’s and emerging technological concerns, Perkins Coie is recognised worldwide for extensive success and knowledge in the fields of aeronautics and unmanned technologies.

Perkins Coie provides strategic guidance and advice to a diverse spectrum of clients within the autonomous sector, including established technology companies, original equipment manufacturers, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers and emerging growth companies, in all areas of law including:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Emerging Company & Venture Capital
  • Financings
  • Government Relations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation
  • M&A
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Product Counsel
  • Product Liability
  • Public Offerings and Private Placements
  • Privacy and Security
  • Product Liability and Personal Injury
  • Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement
  • Licensing and Monetization
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Regulatory Counseling
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Investments
  • Supply Chain Issues

Regulatory Compliance for Unmanned Industries

Section 333 exemption petition for commercial dronesSkilled at traversing the continually changing landscape of laws and regulations which govern unmanned industries, Perkins Coie advises on a broad spectrum of regulatory compliance issued by the FAA, as well as state and local authorities. They are also adept at preparing Section 33 exemption petitions for drones and commercial UAVs.

Perkins Coie attorneys keep a watchful and well-informed eye on industry developments with regards to both technological advances and regulatory changes.

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Patent and Intellectual Property Protection

With backgrounds in computer science, electronics, aerospace and aeronautical and astronautical engineering, the Perkins Coie team has a first-hand, working knowledge of the laws that govern intellectual property, particularly within the fields of technology, engineering, aeronautics and R&D.

With over 100 patent litigators and a dedicated patent prosecution team, Perkins Coie can cover all areas of IP law, including:

Patents and intellectual property protection

  • Preliminary injunction hearings
  • Markman hearings
  • ITC litigation
  • Jury and bench trials

Product Liability and Risk Management for Innovative Technologies

UAV Product LiabilityPerkins Coie provides product liability counsel to clients looking to minimize risk arising from personal injury lawsuits resulting from innovative technologies, such as UAVs and other unmanned and autonomous vehicles.

As well as offering advice concerning risk analysis and the creation of product warnings, Perkins Coie can advise, defend and represent clients throughout personal injury cases, investigations and lawsuits.

Privacy Compliance and Litigation

Litigators, public policy and regulatory lawyers, and transactional attorneys make up the Perkins Coie privacy and security team. Covering a wide range of disciplines, they have significant experience in handling privacy litigation, including:

  • Defending class action lawsuits and government enforcement actions
  • Developing privacy and security policies
  • Implementing fair information practices
  • Executing privacy and security audits

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Licensing and Monetization of Autonomous and Unmanned Products

Drone and UAV licensingWorking with clients across the US and globally, Perkins Coie’s large team of licencing attorneys advise on the commercialization, distribution, protection and acquisition of all technology and licensed products, including specialist technology within the autonomous and unmanned markets.

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Insurance Recovery within the Unmanned Sector

The Perkins Coie Insurance Recovery practice advises clients on all kinds of insurance issues, including: product and general liability, directors and officers, property and business interruption, employment practices and crime coverage.

They counsel on how to structure and place insurance for current and emerging risks; to make claims and enforce insurance coverage; and pursue disputed claims to verdict or an award in arbitration. The team has succeeded in recovering billions of dollars in insurance recoveries for clients.

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Aviation, Aerospace & Transportation

Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA in aviation litigation since 2009, the Perkins Coie represents leading companies within the aviation, aerospace and transportation fields, such as The Boeing Company and Honeywell Aerospace.

With a strong focus on aviation and extensive product liability experience, the firm has been involved in high-profile, high-stakes matters, including major airline disasters and satellite losses.

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