Special Concerns When Buying Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT) -- The regulatory lid is about to come off domestic commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UASs”).[1] When that happens, like a vacuum, the U.S. commercial market will seek to deploy every viable system. In the rush to acquire systems that will open the door to market access, acquirers should be wary to assess the pedigree of the intellectual property associated with a UAS and the UAS’s history in foreign markets. Similarly, astute developers are safeguarding their IP and are complying with the U.S. export control regulatory...
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