William Goodwin

William Goodwin

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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FAA Announces Drone Registration, but Legal Challenges Loom

[Note: In light of the FAA’s announcement of the drone registry, we’ve revisited our recent analysis of its authority to require registration.] On December 14, 2015, the FAA issued the much-anticipated “Registration and...more

12/22/2015 - Administrative Procedure Act Airspace Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Interim Rule Registration Requirement Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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...more

12/3/2015 - Administrative Procedure Act Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice and Comment Registration Requirement Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The FAA (Re)Acts: Drone Registration, a Federal Task Force, and Hefty Fines

On October 19, 2015, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced a plan to require unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV or “drone”) users to register...more

11/4/2015 - Airspace Comment Period Drones Enforcement Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fines Public Safety Registration Requirement Retroactivity Rulemaking Process Task Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drones: FAA Announces Pathfinder Program to Explore BVLOS and Urban Drone Operations

The FAA’s regulatory actions on unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) are accelerating, making it more important than ever for those in the industry—and those looking to use this technology in their own sectors—to keep their eyes...more

5/28/2015 - Agricultural Land Amazon Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Media NPRM Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Figuring FRAND

In our December post “A FRANDlier Realm” we discussed emerging law relating to patents that are essential to technological standards, like 3G wireless telecommunications. What happens when patent owners and product makers...more

5/2/2013 - FRAND Patents Royalties

Can Touting Your New Job on Social Media Sites Violate a Non-Solicitation Agreement?

According to a federal judge in Oklahoma in Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. v. Cahill, simply sharing information about a new job over social media does not mean that you are inviting former co-workers to come join you in...more

3/19/2013 - Facebook Non-Solicitation Agreements Preliminary Injunctions Social Media

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