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Internet of Things

Connecting the world.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) proliferates and becomes more integrated into daily life, its influence will continue to be transformational. Husch Blackwell guides clients in developing strategies that minimize the risk and maximize the reward of interconnected and communicating devices. Our team understands the Internet of Things, and we help companies successfully leverage IoT products and services to achieve business objectives.

Our guidance to clients in the Internet of Things sector includes:

Intellectual property

We counsel companies on how to protect their intellectual property through all phases of product development. Areas of focus include patentable technology, copyrightable applications, trade secret processes, proprietary data and trademarks

Data privacy, cybersecurity and breach response

Husch Blackwell advises companies on using, monetizing and protecting data assets and helps them navigate the ever-shifting regulatory landscape on privacy rights. Our team includes former computer scientists, FBI agents and Department of Justice attorneys experienced in investigating and responding to data breaches.

Contracts and licensing

Contracts are essential at every link in the IoT chain. Our team negotiates, drafts, reviews and enforces development, nondisclosure, license, hosting, outsourcing and other agreements.

Future regulatory requirements

Our experienced public policy team carefully assesses new developments in the quickly evolving national and state regulatory landscapes. We advance clients’ interests by developing regulations, maintaining compliance and facilitating legislative solutions.

Articles | January 18, 2019
GlobeSt.com: Applying Blockchain to Real Estate Transactions

Rodney Carter and Bill Gardner discuss the application of blockchain technology to real estate transactions.

Articles | June 14, 2018
InBusiness Madison Legal Login: How to Protect Your Cryptocurrencies

Natalia Kruse explores strategies investors can use to keep their crypto assets safe.

Articles | February 27, 2018
Law360 Expert Analysis: Litigating the Internet of Things (log-in required)

Leslie Gutierrez suggests manufacturers and suppliers of internet-enabled consumer goods take extra precautions to secure systems and devices.

Speaking Engagements | May 2018
Speaker, "Technology Disruptors: Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and Blockchain." Wisconsin Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Marci Kawski presented a Short Course entitled “Technology Disruptors: Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and Blockchain.

News Releases | July 5, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Ault and Mullineaux Receive 2019 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Missouri Bar presents its Pro Bono Publico Awards annually to attorneys who have rendered outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance.

News Releases | April 23, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Diedrich Receives Author Award from State Bar of Wisconsin

Diedrich’s article “Transgender Rights in Wisconsin” was originally published in the March 2018 issue of the Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | September 28, 2018
Diedrich Elected to Board of Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Joseph Diedrich was elected to the Board of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Appellate Practice Section.

Testimonial Chambers USA 2019

“The firm has substantial trial experience, which is essential to be effective in litigation, and has the confidence to take matters to trial."

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Client Success

A digest of Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

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