A Look At Manufacturer Liability For The Internet Of Things

Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 11:51 AM EDT) -- John Clabby

Joseph Swanson The internet of things refers to the connection of everyday objects to the internet or other networks. Some common examples are home thermostats, smart TVs, wireless home cameras, and even refrigerators that can tell when a household is running low on milk. By some estimates, the number of connected devices in use will increase by 5.5 million devices per day to exceed 6.4 billion devices by the end of 2016.[1]

For industry, the opportunity to manufacture and profit from connected products comes with complications. The typical manufacturer of such high-tech devices has long protected and secured its own...

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