Automotive

The systems within vehicles are becoming ever more technical. As connected cars and autonomous vehicles continue to emerge and dominate media and public discourse, an increasing number of new, associated technologies are being developed. Regulatory advances mean that electric vehicles are leading development and industry attention and autonomous vehicles present unparalleled technical and legal challenges as vehicles become more and more connected to their surroundings.

How we can help

More so than ever before, patent, registered design and trade mark protection are vital IP rights for the automotive sector. The sector requires expertise in a broad range of disciplines, including: materials, chemistry, electronics and semiconductors, mechanics, software, telecommunications and user interfaces. Our automotive team has the technical expertise and professional experience to obtain and protect your IP.

Additionally, our automotive team has the legal knowledge and experience to assist you effectively on the complex IP environment which can be created by the increasing need for collaboration within this sector. Electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles are driving more and more collaboration and licensing in the automotive sector and this can lead to complex questions about the ownership of any IP that is generated as a result of these agreements and can also present due diligence challenges due to the specific statutory limitations on co-ownership of IP. We can help you with the drafting and negotiation of these agreements and advise you on the risks associated with the various forms of IP which may be subject of these agreements.

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Case Studies

Case Study

Geely

Putting the brakes on a trade mark opposition

Find out what happened when we defended Geely Holding Group Co Ltd against a trade mark opposition from Ford Motor Company.

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Case Study

SIG

Safer, more efficient external cladding

Our technical knowledge of the science behind the invention helped us to secure patent protection for SIG’s cladding.

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Case Study

Geely

Putting the brakes on a trade mark opposition

Find out what happened when we defended Geely Holding Group Co Ltd against a trade mark opposition from Ford Motor Company.

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Blogs

Patents

20-02-2019

How are innovations using graphene to drive us towards sustainable transport?

A must-read for the automotive industry ahead of the Graphene Automotive conference.

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Patents

19-11-2018

How to patent an infotainment system

Here's what you need to think about when patenting a vehicle's infotainment system.

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IP tips

08-11-2018

Licensing patents related to infrastructure for electric and autonomous vehicles

Here are four key points to consider when licensing standard essential patents (SEPs).

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Key people

Find out more about our team.

Cardiff

Cardiff

Milton Keynes

Jonathan Higgs

Senior Patent Attorney

Milton Keynes

Dr Jonathan Morris

Senior Patent Attorney

Leeds

Dr Nick Burton

Senior Patent Attorney

Cardiff

Nicole Cordy

Patent Attorney

Newcastle

Dr Paul Dakers

Patent Assistant

Cardiff

Dr Terence Broderick

Patent Attorney

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