Polsinelli’s professionals practicing in the area of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Advanced Robotics (AR) have decades of experience in the development, operation and commercialization of these emerging technologies. From pilots, operation specialists and engineers to finance and transaction specialists, Polsinelli has hands-on experience in the issues that clients face in using unmanned systems in their commercial and defense operations, throughout the U.S. and across the globe.

As industry leaders who provide more than just trusted counsel, our attorneys combine multi-disciplinary experience and business pragmatism to deliver definitive guidance across the range of legal issues impacting unmanned systems. We draw upon the depth of our industry influence, national platform and from professionals in practices across the firm to deliver exceptional service in areas, including:
  • Regulatory compliance (Part 107, Section 333, COAs)
  • Flight operations (airspace, training, manuals, checklists)
  • UAS program setup and integration
  • UAS service agreements
  • Insurance and liability
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology transfer and licensing
  • Mergers and acquisition/private equity
  • System and component certification
  • Government contract procurement
  • Export/import/trade compliance (ITAR, EAR, CFIUS)
  • Public law and policy
  • Litigation and administrative enforcement actions

Clients also benefit from our training in and understanding of unmanned systems technologies.  With degrees in electrical, computer, mechanical, civil and aeronautical engineering, physics and materials science, Polsinelli’s professionals are proficient in the following UAS/AR-specific technologies:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data link/encryption
  • Digital imaging
  • Motion/path planning
  • Nanotechnology
  • Remote control
  • Robotics
  • Sensor fusion
  • Task allocation
  • Trajectory generation

Polsinelli professionals also practice and specialize in industries leading the unmanned systems revolution:
  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Energy (wind & solar)
  • Government and defense
  • Higher education
  • Movie and television
  • Natural resources (oil & gas, mining)
  • Real estate
  • Hospitality and resorts
  • Transportation