XPONENTIAL - Perkins Coie to Present at Annual AUVSI XPONENTIAL Conference in New Orleans

Program aims to help UAV companies navigate regulatory environment and manage risk

SEATTLE, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that the firm's Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) practice group will be presenting at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016, the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. The group will also have a booth on the exhibition floor for the second year running.


The presentation entitled, "Is the Sky the Limit? Navigating Regulatory and Risk Management in Drone and Unmanned Vehicle Use," will identify strategies for managing risk in a rapidly changing regulatory environment, be it through new insurance strategies, mitigation of product liability matters, or the utilization of intellectual property to capture technological advances addressing regulatory and safety issues.

The program, which will be paneled by key members of the Perkins Coie UVS group, will take place on Wednesday, May 4th, from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. A primer on some of the issues the group will discuss can be found in a video the firm released earlier this year titled, "Soaring Into the Future - Commercial UAVs and How To Be Legal," shot entirely from the camera lens of an in-flight drone.

"We've made it a point to be a part of this conference every year because we know that unmanned vehicle systems are poised to revolutionize our world," said John Wechkin, lead partner of Perkins Coie's UVS industry group. "As governmental and commercial applications continue to develop at a rapid pace, we're confident our wide range of experience with innovative startups and technologies will help industry players both big and small take their businesses to new heights."

Though the UVS industry group was formally incorporated in the spring of 2014, the firm has been a leader in the aviation and aerospace industry for nearly a century, and has worked in the unmanned vehicle space since 2000. The group advises UVS-related corporations, inventors, and entrepreneurs across the full spectrum of legal issues, including regulatory compliance, patent and intellectual property protection, licensing and monetization, privacy compliance, product liability, and insurance recovery. For startups and emerging companies, the firm additionally provides strategic advice related to intellectual property, venture financings, and corporate governance from incorporation to monetization and exit.

Previously named the AUVSI's Unmanned Systems, XPONENTIAL 2016 is one of the premier technology trade shows highlighting the potential of unmanned systems. The exhibit hall will showcase more than 600 innovative companies, representing more than 20 industries, and draw over 8000 industry leaders and professionals from 55 countries.

Perkins Coie will be exhibiting at booth number 2552.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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