The automotive industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change, from rapid technical developments in electric vehicles and autonomous driving, to the disruption and opportunities resulting from the widespread incorporation of connectivity and AI into vehicles. This is presenting new IP legal challenges for automotive companies.

Our team have the technical capabilities and industry knowledge to guide you through the IP-related challenges that result. We have experience in advising clients on software copyright issues and automotive-related patent disputes, as well as FRAND licensing in the automotive sector.

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Example Cases

  • Advising an automotive telematics technology developer in relation to patent issues arising from the use of vehicle monitoring systems in the setting of motor insurance premiums
  • Advising various automotive companies on SEP licensing issues
  • Advising SEP owners on licensing in the automotive sector
  • Dräxlmeier v BOS (automotive components)