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Is Your Microwave Listening? Privacy and other Legal Issues in the Smart Home

The Inspired Home Show


Date: March 6, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The Inspired Home Show® 2022 featured more than 1,000 exhibitors and took place at the McCormick Place Exposition Center in downtown Chicago, March 5-7, 2022.

Mintz Member Michael Graif gave a presentation entitled "Is Your Microwave Listening?  Privacy and other Legal Issues in the Smart Home."  It addressed the following questions: 

  • Is a Smart Home manufacturer liable if its customer base is hacked?
  • Must it share such data with the government or law enforcement?
  • Which privacy and cybersecurity regulations govern Smart Home technology?

This session focused on legal issues in the Smart Home, including privacy and cybersecurity.


Michael R. Graif is an intellectual property lawyer who advises on trademark and copyright enforcement, technology and licensing transactions, and patent and trademark portfolio management as well as IP issues arising in business deals. Michael has been interviewed on television and quoted in national media on file-sharing and copyright issues.