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is a senior associate at Morningside IP, responsible for advising Morningside’s clients regarding foreign filing options and best practices for both EP validation and PCT national phase entry. Since 2013, Rob has helped numerous companies lower their foreign filing costs and streamline their formalities processes to help reduce the administrative burden of multinational filing. Rob received a BA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and speaks English, Hebrew and Aramaic.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been upon us for some time now, though many are just beginning to see it — the interconnected network of devices that increasingly surrounds us. We actually welcomed the first personal IoT device a while ago in the smart phone, a device whose functionality depends on its connection to a cellular network or the internet. Imagine the impact your phone has had many times over — with billions of interconnected smart devices — and you get a sense of the IoT’s expected scale… Unfortunately, protecting your IP in the IoT is likely to be both more complicated and lead to more patent infringement lawsuits than ever before.