On May 6, 2017, come see Morrison & Foerster attorney Joanna Simon speak at TiECon 2017, a conference held in Santa Barbara, CA for technology entrepreneurs to discuss technological innovations across multiple industries. Joanna’s session, “Registration to Flight – How Soon Can We Fly? Or Where’s My Drone Delivery?,” will focus on laws governing the ...›
On March 21, 2017, a federal judge in the Western District of Kentucky dismissed a lawsuit brought by a drone pilot, David Boggs, against the “Drone Slayer” William Merideth, a Kentucky man who shot down a drone that he believed was flying over his own property in 2015. Dismissed on jurisdictional grounds, the ruling leaves ...›
Autonomous Vehicles: USDOT Issues New Policy on Development and Deployment of Automated Vehicle Technologies
On Tuesday, September 20th, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released a new policy designed to expedite the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies in the United States while protecting public safety. The new policy applies to the full array of AVs, ranging from driver assisted to wholly autonomous technologies. Although the policy ...›
On Tuesday, June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration issued Part 107, the Final Rule for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The Rule comes sixteen months after the FAA issued its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small UAS ...›
On December 14, 2015, the FAA issued the much-anticipated “Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft Interim Final Rule.” The incongruously named rule requires all operators of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS)—drones weighing between .55 and 55 pounds—to register their drones through the FAA’s new web-based process. ...›
Task Force Makes Drone Registration Recommendations Expected to Be Adopted by the FAA, But on What Authority?
On November 21, 2015, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee, chartered by the FAA, issued its Final Report to the FAA containing the Task Force’s recommendations for how the FAA should implement a national drone registry system. ...›