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„The sky is the limit?” – how the digitalization may change the “sky” and the “limit” in new businesses

Digitalization and IoT also have remarkable impacts on the industries of aerospace, aviation and defense. The developments and inventions in these industries seem to be stuff for science fiction novels, but looking at the current – partly already proven – business cases, there might be a very concrete need for a “Legal Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. In this PlugIn edition our experts provide insights on the legal framework of space industry and urban air mobility. They take a closer look at IP protection and IT security requirements that affect the defense industry, as well as drone defense measures, an already entirely independent niche industry. Another highlight is the Trade Secrets Act and how it is related to IoT sensors in airplanes and drones.

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Drone Defense Measures and Their Legal Impact

Drone Defense Measures and Their Legal ImpactThe public more and more embraces the possibilities that result from the use of drones or unmanned area vehicles (UAV). However, the limit of the use of drones is clearly privacy. In today’s competitive ...

Urban Air Mobility – Operation of Air Taxis – Part 1

Urban Air Mobility – Operation of Air Taxis – Part 1It’s not just Dorothee Bär, German Minister of State for Digitisation, who believes in the future of air taxis. Worldwide numerous start-up companies such as Ehang, Kitty Hawk, Volocopter or Lilium ...

Urban Air Mobility – Operation of Air Taxis – Part 2

Urban Air Mobility – Operation of Air Taxis – Part 2In Part 1 of “Urban Air Mobility – Operation of Air Taxis” we focused on the legal requirements for the operation of manned air taxis. In Part 2 we would like to focus on the legal requirements ...

Private Space Industry and Its Legal Framework

Private Space Industry and Its Legal FrameworkIn 2019, the first privately funded Israeli rocket “Beresheet” was launched to further explore the moon. Up until 2025, SpaceX, a U.S. company specialized in design, manufacture and launches of advanced ...

Defense Industry and the Cloud – Managing IT Security Requirements and Export Control Challenges

Defense Industry and the Cloud – Managing IT Security Requirements and Export Control ChallengesCompanies in the defense industry face several export control regulations. Certain data and information fall under these regulations as well. Storing and processing data in the cloud poses export control ...

The impact of the new Trade Secrets Act on the use of IoT products

The impact of the new Trade Secrets Act on the use of IoT productsAirplanes and drones are well equipped with IoT sensors. Such digital and connected commodities provide operators with better products and added value. For example, the transmission of performance and ...

IP Protection and data ownership with consortium members

IP Protection and data ownership with consortium membersLarge, complex projects are usually not performed by a single company, but from a consortium, a time limited joint venture of two or more independently acting companies. Consortia have the flexibility ...