Connectivity, convergence and communication are driving forward the Components & Devices industry as M2M & IoT products and solutions become ever more ubiquitous.

While our reputation comes from supporting on international projects, transactions and disputes involving clients focused on the Tech sector, increasingly companies from a range of industries are looking to adopt and implement components and devices in previously unseen quantities. This includes businesses related to energy (smart meters, grid automation, battery systems, storage), automotive (autonomous driving, battery systems, driver support, engineering support and public infrastructure) and healthcare (wellbeing, remote care, diagnostics and medical devices with communication capability).

Our international experts work across the Components & Devices lifecycle, advising on issues relating to:

  • Design IP protection; regulation, privacy by design
  • Disputes/claims product liability, recall, IP infringement (patents, designs, TM, copyright levies etc.)
  • Distribution & monetisation multijurisdictional (consumer) contract reviews, distribution and reseller agreements, end user terms, advertising, data protection
  • Manufacturing licensing, export / import, know-how, JVs, product, labelling and environmental regulations, telecoms regulation
  • Product compliance and regulation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Transactions IP transactional, Tech M&A.

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