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Experience

Blockchain

IoT - Blockchain
Represented Andreessen Horowitz in a $25 million Series B investment in Coinbase, a San Francisco-based Bitcoin wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can conduct transactions with digital currency.  The investment was the largest investment to date in the Bitcoin and virtual currency industry.

IoT - Blockchain and Manufacturing
Advised a designer and producer of ASIC chips and products and PCB boards on technological and data management aspects of its integration of blockchain technology into its everyday applications.

IoT - Blockchain
Advised 15 U.S. House Representatives and Senators on ways to integrate blockchain technology into government functions to reduce bureaucracy.

IoT - Blockchain
Represented Overstock in its shelf registration statement of the first ever SEC-registered public offering of digital securities and the first project to use blockchain technology. Overstock created a startup called T0 that served as the trading platform for digital securities. We represented Overstock in the creation of the startup and prepared the shelf registration statement for the public offering.

IoT - Blockchain
Advised PeerNova on the development of it blockchain-based financial services technology platform.

IoT - Blockchain: Financing
Represented a provider of data layer platform technology that records and stores any type of data into the blockchain in its preferred stock financing.

IoT - Blockchain: Regulatory Compliance (People's Republic of China)
Advised a provider of data layer platform technology that records and stores any type of data into the blockchain on regulatory compliance in connection with international trade activities.

Communications

IoT - Blockchain
Advised Bitfury on technological and data management aspects of its integration of blockchain technology into its everyday applications.

IoT - Communications
Represent a leading microchip manufacturer on FCC certification of wireless-enabled wearable devices and related compliance advice.

IoT - Communications
Represent a wireless-enabled culinary device maker in obtaining FCC device certification and related compliance advice.

IoT - Communications
Provide advice to a leading provider of IoT module devices regarding FCC device certification and related compliance advice.

IoT - Communications
Negotiate a wireless resale (MVNO) agreement on behalf of leading IoT home appliance manufacturer with a Canadian mobile wireless service provider.

IoT - Communications
Advise a leading U.S. mobile wireless provider on FCC spectrum matters relating to provision wireless data services for IoT devices.

IoT - Communications
Represented a telecommunications service provider in the acquisition of patents related to various aspects of Internet of Things technologies.

IoT - Telecommunications
Represented a mobile wireless access solutions company in connection with the negotiation and drafting of VAR and development agreements with a provider of network infrastructure and mobile-device related services to bundle technologies to create a device that will be marketed and sold to telecommunications providers.

IoT - Communications
Represented a provider of communications software and hardware solutions for large enterprises in developing a global purchase agreement that will enable IoT connectivity and big data management.

IoT - Communications
Represented a provider of industrial services for the Internet of Things in patent analysis matters.

IoT - Communications and Transportation
Represented a provider of location-sharing services, for global positioning system-enabled automobiles, mobile phones and other kinds of devices, in negotiations of commercial contracts with various telecommunications providers.

Energy

IoT - Energy: Patent Acquisition
Represented Itron, Inc., a technology services company that provides smart-meter solutions, in acquiring patents in connection with various Internet of Things technologies related primarily to automated data collection for public utility data.

IoT - Energy
Phoenix IP v. Itron, Inc.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Represented Itron in patent case relating to energy management software. Case settled.

IoT - Energy: Smart Meters
Phoenix IP v. Itron, Inc.
Represented Itron in patent case relating to energy management software. Case settled.

IoT - Energy and Manufacturing: Acquisition of a Smart Meters Company
Acquisition by Itron, Inc. Represented Itron, Inc. in its acquisition of Actaris Metering Systems.

IoT - Energy; Manufacturing

Represented a provider of an energy management software platform that forecasts energy demand and automatically adjusts a building’s HVAC settings in multiple preferred stock financings.

IoT - Energy
Represented a provider of smart meter analysis software for energy optimization in general patent matters.

IoT - Energy
Represented a provider of smart meter analysis software for energy optimization in multiple preferred stock financings.

IoT - Energy
Representation of purchaser/end user in project on a military installation in Hawaii involving the installation, financing, operation, maintenance and management of utility efficiency equipment and related measures.

IoT - Energy
Representation of developer in preparation of energy services performance contracts for use in multiple jurisdictions.

Healthcare and Medical Devices

IoT - Healthcare (Biotechnology)
Represented a sleep tracking company, which uses data to track sleep patterns, in licensing agreements for use of technology and drafted the terms of use for the app, which is offered on the Apple Health platform.

IoT - Healthcare (Biotechnology)
Represented a developer of a blood-flow monitoring device in general IP matters.

Interactive Entertainment

IoT - Interactive Entertainment
Represented a company, dedicated to creating innovative ways to share extreme sports experiences, as product counsel in its research, development and launch (including advertising and marketing compliance matters) of a camera that live streams activities to the Internet.

IoT - Interactive Entertainment: Privacy and Data Compliance Advice for a Voice Recognition Startup
Represented a developer of artificial intelligence, mobile connectivity along with scripted passages before the FTC and Congress in issues related to privacy and data security compliance.

IoT - Interactive Entertainment: Privacy and Data Security Class Action
Represented a developer of artificial intelligence and mobile connectivity along with scripted passages in a class action case that raises cutting-edge questions of privacy law in relation to connected devices.

IoT - Interactive Entertainment: Financing
Represented a developer of artificial intelligence and mobile connectivity with scripted passages in its preferred stock financings.

IoT - Interactive Entertainment
Represented Magic Leap, a developer of a wearable, dynamic-image computing interface that harmonizes with human senses, in its preferred stock financing.

IoT - Manufacturing & Industrial
Represented a manufacturer of smart lighting systems with big data collection capabilities in connection with privacy and data security matters and implementation, reseller and OEM agreements.

Manufacturing

IoT - Smart Homes: Product and Privacy Counsel
Represented an IoT platform developer in connection with various agreements with manufacturers to integrate their sensor modules into connected products.

IoT - Manufacturing: Communications Regulatory Advice for Smart Culinary Device Manufacturer
Counsel and advise a smart culinary device manufacture regarding FCC equipment certification regulations relating to its wireless-connected sous vide cooking device.

IoT - Smart Homes:  Product and Privacy Counsel
Represented a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic test tools, biomedical equipment and networking solutions in connection with the development and international launch of its IoT-related system of software and wireless test tools.

IoT - Manufacturing: Patent Analysis
Represented a global component supplier company with patent analysis related to commercial RFID systems.

IoT - Manufacturing: Patent Review
Represented a semiconductor company in analyzing quality and valuation for numerous patents related to IoT technologies in purchasing certain more valuable patents related to various IoT standards.

IoT - Manufacturing: Patent Prosecution
Represented a semiconductor company with targeted patent prosecution and post-grant practice counsel related to IoT technology.

IoT - Manufacturing: Acquisitions of IoT Patent Portfolios
Represented a semiconductor company with valuation and due diligence counsel related to acquisitions of IoT patent portfolios.

IoT - Energy and Manufacturing: Patent Acquisition
Represented Itron, Inc. in acquiring patents in connection with various Internet of Things technologies related primarily to automated data collection for public utility data.

IoT - Smart Homes and Manufacturing: Data Privacy and Security Advice
Provide ongoing advice to a smart home device manufacturer in connection with privacy and regulatory compliance issues.

IoT - Smart Homes and Manufacturing: Data Privacy and Security Best Practices
Advised a smart home device manufacturer on its creation of IoT privacy best practices for a segment of the smart homes industry.

IoT - Manufacturing & Industrial
Represented a manufacturer of smart lighting systems with big data collection capabilities in connection with privacy and data security matters and implementation, reseller and OEM agreements.

IoT - Blockchain and Manufacturing
Advised a designer and producer of ASIC chips and products and PCB boards on technological and data management aspects of its integration of blockchain technology into its everyday applications.

Retail

IoT - Transportation and Retail: Industry Standards Advice for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Use
Represented an online retailer in a proceeding before the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) focused on the creation of privacy standards for the commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems.

IoT - Retail
Represented a global provider of automated retail solutions in privacy and data security matters related to push notifications.

Smart Cities

IoT - Smart Cities
Represented a designer and manufacturer of public-facing smart communications infrastructure sensor technologies in negotiations to embed sensors in cities throughout the United States.

IoT - Smart Cities
Represented broadband service provider on federal, state and local laws governing broadband services integrated into city infrastructures.

IoT - Smart Cities
Represented a global technology company on infrastructure lease agreements and related regulatory matters pertaining to broadband technology integration in regions throughout the United States.

IoT - Smart Cities
Advised an international broadband service provider on state and local permitting issues and procurement of local franchises.

IoT - Smart Cities
Represented an equipment manufacturer in FCC proceedings to expand competition in the market for navigation devices.

Smart Homes

IoT - Smart Homes: Product and Privacy Counsel
Represented one of the leading home appliance companies in the world as product counsel in connection with IoT-related privacy and data security matters.

IoT - Smart Homes: Product Counsel
Represented a multinational Internet-related products and services company as product counsel in connection with the terms of service and privacy policy for its home speaker and smart home hub device.

IoT - Smart Homes and Manufacturing: Data Privacy and Security Advice
Provide ongoing advice to a smart home device manufacture in connection with privacy and regulatory compliance issues.

IoT - Smart Homes and Manufacturing: Data Privacy and Security Best Practices
Advised a smart home device manufacturer on its creation of IoT privacy best practices for a segment of the smart homes industry.

IoT - Smart Homes:  Manufacturing and Development Agreements
Represented a home automation producer of programmable, self-learning, sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled devices in connection with various hardware manufacturing and co-development agreements.

IoT - Smart Homes: Service Contract Regulatory Advice
Advised a smart home device manufacturer on its creation of an IoT customer loyalty and service warranty program for a segment of the smart homes industry.

IoT - Smart Homes
Represented a developer of wireless lighting systems and controls in the development of consumer-facing website and app terms of use and privacy policies, as well as in numerous reseller, development, VAR and OEM agreements.

IoT - Smart Homes: Transactional Advice
Negotiating a commercial wireless resale (MVNO) agreement, on behalf of a smart home device manufacturer, with a wireless carrier to provide an additional means of device connectivity and access for redundancy and to serve customers located in places without landline broadband access providers.

IoT - Smart Homes: Product and Privacy Counsel
Represented an IoT platform developer in connection with various agreements with manufacturers to integrate their sensor modules into connected products.

Transportation

IoT - Transportation and Retail: Industry Standards Advice for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Use
Represented an online retailer in a proceeding before the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) focused on the creation of privacy standards for the commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems.

IoT - Transportation and Payments: IP Due Diligence
Represented a venture capital company with IP-related due diligence pertaining to IoT and UAV technology.

IoT - Transportation: Integrator Patent and UAV Manufacturer
Represented an Internet of Things UAV company in connection with patent prosecution of sensor-based and automated UAV delivery and safety technology.

IoT - Transportation:  Investments
Represented Delphi Automotive PLC in connection with strategic investment in, and long-term commercial development contract with, Ottomatika, Inc., a driverless car software automation company.

IoT - Transportation:  Investments
Represented Delphi Automotive PLC as the lead investor in a Series D financing of Tula Technology, Inc., an engine control software company.

IoT - Transportation:  Strategic Acquisition
Represented Delphi Automotive PLC in its acquisition of PureDepth Ltd., a leading 3-D display technology provider.

IoT - Transportation
Represented a provider of location-sharing service for global positioning system enabled automobiles, mobile phones and other kinds of devices in multiple preferred stock financings.

IoT - Communications; Transportation
Represented a provider of location-sharing service for global positioning system enabled automobiles, mobile phones and other kinds of devices in general employment matters.

Wearables, Ingestibles, Hearables and Embeddables

IoT - Wearables, Hearables, Ingestibles and Embeddables: API and Software Development
Represented an IoT and wearables company in connection with development of an application programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) to spur adoption of Internet of Things and wearable technology.

IoT - Wearables, Hearables, Ingestibles and Embeddables: Supplier Agreements Advise
Represented an IoT and wearables company in connection with negotiation of supplier agreements related to hardware and software component integration within wearable products.

IoT - Wearables, Hearables, Ingestibles, Embeddables and Manufacturing: Product Counsel
Represented a multinational Internet-related products and services company as product counsel in connection with various eyewear and audio wearable devices.

IoT - Wearables, Hearables, Ingestibles & Embeddables: Privacy and Data Security Class Action
Representing a voice recognition startup in a class action case that raises cutting-edge questions of privacy law in relation to connected devices.

IoT - Wearables: Wearables, Hearables, Ingestibles and Embeddables: Technology Integration and Terms of Use
Represented an IoT wearables company in the integration of its technology with the technology an acquired entity, including developing terms of use that obtained consent for use of both company's products and services.

IoT - Wearables: Product Counsel
Represented an IoT wearables company in connection with development and launch of new product lines of fitness and audio wearable products.

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