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Ronald Quirk

Ronald Quirk
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Ron is an IoT attorney with the law firm of Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, focusing his practice on serving the complex legal and regulatory requirements of various IoT industry players. Ron specializes in broadband infrastructure siting, spectrum allocation, RF equipment authorization & marketing, cybersecurity, advocacy before the FCC, FTC, and state PUCs, licensing, and regulatory best practices.
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DoT Announces “Voluntary” Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Guidelines; Industry Comments Will Likely Shape Upcoming Mandatory...

Hot on the heels of the U.S. House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of the SELF-DRIVE Act, intended to speed development of self-driving vehicles (i.e., vehicles that are equipped with “automated driving...
SELF-DRIVE Act, Self-driving car bill

House Passes Self-Driving Car Bill, IoT Component Manufacturers Expect Booming Business

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that will speed the development of self-driving automobiles.  On September 6, 2017, the House unanimously passed...
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E-Labeling IoT Devices: Cutting Corners Costs You, Triggers Market Exclusion

In furthering its efforts to modernize radiofrequency (RF) equipment regulations, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently codified rules that permit electronic labeling (e-labeling) of RF devices, including Internet of Things (IoT)...

Don’t Let the FCC Take Away 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum!

As discussed in a previous post, T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) is petitioning the FCC to gut the core purpose of the current rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz”...
High-Level Overview of the FCC 's Equipment Regulation Changes - IoT Device Suppliers Beware

High-Level Overview of the FCC ‘s Equipment Regulation Changes – IoT Device Suppliers Beware

In its July 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted to approve a Report and Order ("R&O") containing new rules that impact how RF equipment, manufacturers, vendors, importers, and...
T-Mobile's Proposal to FCC: Eliminate Unlicensed Use of 3.5 GHz Band

T-Mobile’s Proposal to FCC: Eliminate Unlicensed Use of 3.5 GHz Band

In a last-minute attempt to eviscerate the core purpose of the rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz band"), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) recently filed a Petition for Rulemaking...

Surviving the IoT Cyber Attack Pandemic

"The Internet of Things is turning into a security nightmare." So wrote Thomas Ricker, a respected systems engineer and deputy editor of the The Verge, in describing the enormous distributed denial of...
IoT Equipment Suppliers Be Warned - FCC Strictly Enforces RF Equipment Rules

IoT Equipment Suppliers Be Warned – FCC Strictly Enforces RF Equipment Rules

In everyone’s favorite classic movie, the seemingly “Great and Powerful Oz” was revealed to be nothing more than a charlatan with feet of clay when a little dog pulled back the...