The Internet of Things (IoT) and Product Liability: Hot Buttons in 2015

Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Mert Howard
Daniel T. Gallagher Q.C.
Dr.Shane Rooney
Nicolas F. Ponchaut, Ph.D., P.E.


About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett has more than 160 attorneys in 4 offices throughout northern California. Their practices encompass traditional areas of law such as litigation, general business and corporate law, construction, public sector law, estate planning and administration, as well as major practice groups that focus on government representation, sustainable business, health care, senior housing and care, real estate, intellectual property, and labor and employment. These areas are supplemented by refined expertise in such specialized and diverse fields as product liability, eminent domain, transportation, environmental law, and insurance coverage.

Hanson Bridgett is a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of their communities. The firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro-bono legal work and hands-on service. As a dedicated green business they strive to make sustainable choices for all of their business decisions.


About Bennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP is an internationally recognized Canadian law firm. The firm and the affiliated and associated entities that comprise Bennett Jones have more than 380 lawyers and business advisors and 500 staff in nine Canadian and international offices – Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Washington, DC, Bermuda, and a representative office in Beijing. We continue to broaden and deepen our representation of clients in key global business centres, and build our profile and relationships around the world. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is ideally suited to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities in the US, Asia, the Middle East, and around the world.

Firm Culture

Bennett Jones reflects the integrity and professional excellence of the firm’s founding partners. Over the years, the firm has produced some of Canada's most accomplished legal and business leaders, fostering values that established Bennett Jones as one of Canada's most successful business law firms. As business needs shift, the firm offers clients innovative, strategic and forward-thinking approaches to business. Mutual respect and independent thought are cornerstones of client and colleague interactions, and dedication to excellence extends to how they relate to people. Efforts have not gone unnoticed. Bennett Jones is proud to have been recognized for 13 consecutive years as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers.

Our Philosophy

To be the law firm of choice having earned a reputation as being one of the very best providers of legal services in all areas in which we practice.

To provide individuals in the firm with an opportunity to perform stimulating, interesting and rewarding work in a collegial team environment.

To promote an atmosphere of excellence through strong personal commitment and the encouragement of a balanced life.


About GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA. 


About Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

With over 90 scientific and engineering disciplines, Exponent’s staff of approximately 900, located in 20 offices throughout the United States and 5 international offices, combines unparalleled technical expertise with the ability, when necessary, to focus this knowledge in extremely short time frames. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants will perform either in-depth scientific research and analysis, or very rapid-response evaluations, to provide our clients with the critical information that both day-to-day and strategic decisions can require.  Exponent is certified to ISO 9001.

More information can be found on our web site at