On the Radar is maintained by members of the Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drones Practice of national law firm Fox Rothschild LLP.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced in late 2013 that it selected six sites across the country for research and testing of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones. Though challenges and obstacles still exist for the industry to reach its full potential, the practical applications and potential economic influence of drones are far-reaching. This nascent industry has the potential to create more than 70,000 jobs in the United States, with an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion, in the first three years after drones are integrated into the National Airspace System, according to a projection by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. The organization also foresees growth to 100,000 jobs and an economic impact of $82 billion by 2025.
At Fox Rothschild, we serve clients across numerous disciplines crucial to the development and operation of unmanned autonomous systems. These include intellectual property, venture capital, transactional law, corporate law, regulatory matters, litigation and employment law. Fox Rothschild also has offices in three of the six states chosen by the FAA as test sites for commercial development of drones: Nevada, New York and Texas.