Automotive: Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

IP protection for automotive: electric & autonomous vehicles

The trends of electrification, sustainability, autonomy and connectivity are pushing the automotive industry through a period of unprecedented change and significant innovation.

Led by both traditional manufacturers and suppliers, as well as new market disruptors, fresh technologies are constantly emerging that relate to every aspect of a vehicle. This ranges from battery packs and electrified drivetrains to advanced materials and light-weighting techniques, software and cybersecurity systems.

Our expertise in automotive intellectual property

Our specialist automotive team has considerable experience at the cutting-edge of the industry. We partner with you to build patent portfolios that protect and exploit your investment in R&D and assist with the legal and technical challenges that the significant level of automotive innovation currently presents.

Our IP attorneys help you identify and avoid competitor’s patents and equip you to navigate complex IP agreements. We also understand the importance of automotive design and how best to protect the shape and configuration of your innovative new products.

Whether you’re improving the thermal management of a battery pack, designing the shape of a new driverless car or entering into a collaboration agreement to develop an entire new vehicle, we can provide the commercially minded advice and assistance you need to move forward securely in today’s complex patent landscape.

Meet our extended team


Contact our Automotive experts to discuss IP protection for your innovation.

Alan Jones

Director, Patents

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