A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO replay of the entire December 2014 telephone seminar, Drone Law: Business Considerations for Providers of Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
You’re aware of the debate over unmanned aircraft systems and privacy rights, but the story is much bigger. The business activity in unmanned vehicle systems is growing exponentially, and the opportunities are limitless. Although domestic commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems is currently hampered by the absence of FAA guidance and reactionary legislation, surface and subsurface maritime and terrestrial applications are growing virtually unchecked. Moreover, Virginia companies that developed systems in support of the Department of Defense and intelligence agencies now are offering that expertise to customers abroad.
Located in one of the cradles of unmanned systems technology development, Virginia attorneys need to understand the issues that are being faced with this next big-growth industry. Outlining the current and future shape of unmanned aircraft regulation, particularly in the context of private property rights vs. navigable airspace, this seminar is instructive for a broad swath of lawyers. The faculty is comprised from the team at Williams Mullen’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice who’ve been delving into the legal issues involved in this new field.
- FAA regulation of commercial use
- FAA Certificate of Authorization (“COA”)
- Commonwealth of Virginia legislation governing use of unmanned systems by public entities
- Privacy considerations
- Liability concerns and insurance
- Seeking overseas markets and complying with export controls
- Intellectual property (including identifying core IP assets, forecasting IP, capturing new IP, and surveying the IP landscape)