As businesses begin to take advantage of drone technology, the Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drones practice at Fox Rothschild is poised to offer strategic guidance at every step.

Our multidisciplinary team provides a comprehensive set of services required to launch and maintain a successful drone business. Fox’s UAS practice group is at the forefront of this emerging industry. Drawing on a wide range of talents, the UAS practice group is made up of attorneys from a variety of practices, including aviation, privacy and data security, corporate, insurance, government relations, emerging companies and venture capital, technology, intellectual property and litigation.

With established relationships throughout the angel financing, venture capital, private equity, hedge fund and financial services communities, Fox attorneys are well positioned to provide introductions to investors and business leaders who understand the particular needs of your business and the challenges faced by early stage and emerging companies.

Filmmakers and others in the entertainment industry are already harnessing drone technology in a variety of contexts. Our team includes seasoned entertainment attorneys who understand the unique legal issues and privacy concerns that arise when drones are employed.

Intellectual property is the lifeblood of many companies and Fox offers a full range of IP services, including securing, acquiring and defending patents, as well as branding and brand protection through comprehensive representation in the selection, searching, registration, enforcement and defense of trademarks.

We provide advice for drone manufacturers and companies employing drones on a host of issues, including:

  • Section 333 exemptions and certification
  • FAA and state regulations
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Privacy concerns for UAS operators
  • Entertainment law
  • Employment
  • Executive Compensation
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • SEC regulations
  • International Trade
  • ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)
  • Venture capital

As part of a full-service, national law firm known for client service and agility in problem solving, our UAS team can draw on the firm’s robust resources to provide a much wider range of services, including tax advice, immigration and securities offerings, among many others.

Blog

Fox attorneys monitor the steady developments in drone technology and the federal and state laws and regulations that cover them. Our blog, On the Radar, tracks legal updates and news about drones/UAS for a growing audience of businesses and users. Practice leader Mark J. Connot, associate Jason J. Zummo and others in the practice group discuss the legal, regulatory, and public policy issues involving UAS, including analysis of federal and state law considerations that may arise.