As consumers, we take the reliability and performance capacity of modern vehicles for granted. But today’s automobiles are stunning achievements, easily among the most complex machines ever built. Most have tens of thousands of individual parts, often sourced from suppliers around the world. The design and manufacture of a new vehicle combines technologies spanning nearly all engineering disciplines. From mechanical innovations lowering emissions, to software advances in connected and autonomous driving, to chemical advances in battery technology, automobiles connect the cutting edge of many sectors.
Haug Partners has a long history of successfully defending the automotive industry from claims of intellectual property infringement. We have represented major automotive brands such as Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, and Ferrari in proceedings before the International Trade Commission and in federal district court, and we have assisted our automotive industry clients with due diligence, licensing, technology and intellectual property transactions, patent valuation, and risk assessment services.
Our attorneys have experience not only in automotive technologies, but in many other high-tech areas relevant to modern automotive concepts. We understand that a single vehicle can potentially touch on thousands of patents and license agreements. Haug Partners’ automotive team has a global perspective, a wealth of industry experience, and foreign language skills, so that we can comprehensively consider every aspect of our clients’ businesses.