Internet of Things and Big Data IP Lawyers
As big data and IoT (internet of things) become part of everyday life for individuals and businesses, conflicts and questions of intellectual property are getting more common. Intellectual property protection of big data is a crucial issue in industries from technology to healthcare to energy and more.
Big Data and IP
Big data is a broad term that refers to any process of collecting, analyzing, managing, or storing large quantities of data. The data could include customer information, documents, medical records, government records, internet analytics, and many other types of digital information. Controversies over who owns public data are often discussed in relation to big tech companies such as Google and Facebook. However, data is routinely collected by all types of companies and other organizations.
Intellectual property (or IP) law is needed to clarify issues of data ownership. An intellectual property firm like Stanton IP Law Firm may be needed to sort out issues involving data such as patented technology used in data collection and analysis. This may include patenting hardware such as data storage technology as well as copyrighting software. Software, like traditional written materials, can be copyrighted.
Internet of Things and Intellectual Property Rights
IoT, or Internet of Things, refers to any network of physical objects, such as appliances, security systems, thermostats, electronic devices, or vehicles, that are connected to the internet. IoT is closely related to Big Data, as data is shared over these networks.
While IoT makes life more efficient in many ways, it also raises important security issues. Additionally, the Internet of Things and intellectual property rights are often connected as those who develop new technologies need to protect their inventions. With IoT, data may be exchanged through a network that involves multiple parties, making it complicated to discern property rights. This is an area where an intellectual property attorney may be needed.
A company that makes an IoT device or system may apply for a patent. For a patent to be granted, it’s necessary to identify the specific element that the business has developed. Some areas where IoT patents have been issued include:
- Smart Cities
Smart city technology uses data to manage systems such as traffic lights, parking, and utilities for greater efficiency. Companies such as Ford, IBM, and Honeywell have filed multiple patents to implement these types of solutions in US cities.
A subcategory of IoT is emerging, called the Internet of Medical Things, or IoMT. Medical professionals are using a variety of devices for research, communication, and patient care.
- Wireless Technology
Enhancements in wireless technology are creating more opportunities for proprietary IoT systems that operate via 5G. As 5G becomes the standard, allowing for faster and more secure connections, more IoT systems will be using this technology.
Services Offered By Stanton IP Law Firm Property Rights Attorneys
Businesses involved in industries such as healthcare, technology, education, finance, and many others, may have issues related to Big Data and IP as well as intellectual property protection of Big Data. Stanton IP Law Firm works with businesses in many industries on issues such as:
- Filing for IoT patents, copyrights, and trademarks to protect intellectual property on inventions and processes related to Big Data and IoT.
- IP Litigation – Experienced litigators are family with technology and many industries to help companies protect their rights.
- Forming an IP strategy – Helps companies understand their intellectual property assets, their competition, and optimal actions to gain the strongest position.