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We significant experience handling intellectual property matters involving both core auto industry technologies as well innovations that are setting new standards for design, safety, and environmental protection. We regularly represent automotive leaders such as Toyota, Volkswagen, and Bosch on complex patent and trademark matters.

Our skill at winning patent litigation disputes for our automotive clients is enhanced by our knowledge gained from prosecuting patents pertaining to nearly every type of auto component and system. We have over 80 lawyers with undergraduate or advanced degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science, and have handled an extensive number of patent prosecutions and litigations involving automotive technologies.

We advise our automotive clients on product development and investment decisions, and negotiate agreements pertaining to licenses, exports and technology transfers. We also handle trademark issues, helping our clients protect their new product lines and, in certain instances, helping our clients re-establish goodwill in the face of consumer confidence crises.

Automotive technologies that we have protected for clients include:

  • Body, chassis and frame
  • Lighting and illumination
  • Brakes and braking control
  • Radar
  • Climate control
  • Rearview mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Restraint and safety
  • Drive-by-wire
  • Seating
  • Electrical
  • Security, alarms, and alerts
  • Engine management
  • Sensors
  • Entertainment
  • Steering
  • Exhaust and emission control
  • Suspension
  • Fuel cells
  • Telephony and communication
  • Fuel injection
  • Traction control
  • GPS and navigation
  • Transmissions and drive-lines
  • Haptic controls
  • Turbo and superchargers
  • Ignition
  • Valves
  • Instrument panels and displays
  • Wheels, tires, and bearings
  • Internal combustion engines
 

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