Every aspect of American life today seems to involve interaction with an increasing number of digital devices, sensors, and other electronics. Estimates are that by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion devices tied into the Internet of Things. Even apart from the IoT, there are myriad opportunities in today’s market for the productive and profitable deployment of new technology and applications. The equipment that makes this possible is subject to a broad framework of FCC regulation designed to protect wireless communications from harmful interference applicable to manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and other parties involved in marketing, selling, and using the devices. Any device or other equipment capable of radiofrequency emissions or radiation, whether incidentally or by design, is subject to this regulatory regime. As the equipment authorization rules continue to evolve, manufacturers and marketers will want to keep pace to ensure compliance. The FCC’s stepped up enforcement activity also impacts the companies that manufacture and market radios, digital devices, and other electronic equipment subject to the rules. The Commission can impose strict sanctions on entities that violate the rules including substantial fines, prohibitions on marketing and advertising non-compliant equipment, and removal of existing equipment from commerce.
Please join Partner Chip Yorkgitis and Senior Associate Josh Guyan of the Communications Practice Group of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on April 2, 2015, for a webinar addressing the FCC’s equipment authorization and marketing rules as well as the FCC’s recent enforcement actions associated with this equipment capable of causing harmful interference. They will discuss practical steps companies can take to ensure they remain compliant. This webinar is designed for manufacturers, importers, distributors, and vendors of all types of digital and electronic equipment that fall under the broad scope of the FCC’s regulations. These companies should familiarize themselves with, and stay current with, the FCC’s rules, and implement procedures to ensure that their devices are in compliance with the pertinent regulations.
This webinar is free of charge for all participants.