Devices and Components


Bird & Bird has advised businesses with a focus on Devices and Components for over a century and our international experts currently advise many of the world’s leading technology companies on strategic, high-value and complex issues.

With a strong multi-jurisdictional capability, Bird & Bird is well placed to support the leading international companies at the forefront of developments in devices and components. Our extensive sector experience, alongside our expertise in intellectual property, communications and technology law allows us quickly to cut to the core of our clients’ problems and to develop the best solution for each client. Key areas of focus include:

  • 3D printing
  • Industry 4.0/robotics
  • Internet of Things
  • Product liability and regulation
  • Smart networks and cities
  • Trade secrets and export control
  • Wearable tech

Our global team of specialists use their deep industry knowledge to advise a significant number of long-term clients on all elements of the devices and components lifecycle, in particular:

  • Design
  • Disputes and claims
  • Distribution and monetisation
  • IP and corporate transactions
  • Manufacturing (including licensing, import/export, know-how and joint ventures)

We also provide crucial regulatory advice in support of all the aforementioned elements, providing our clients with the essential tools to respond to compliance, data protection and competition laws.

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