As consumers, we take the reliability and performance of modern vehicles for granted. But today’s automobiles are stunning achievements, easily among the most complex machines ever built. Most vehicles 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 technology sectors.
Our attorneys have experience not only in automotive technologies, but in the 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. The automotive team at Haug Partners includes attorneys with a global perspective, industry experience, and foreign language skills (when needed).
Haug Partners has a long history of successfully defending the automotive industry from claims of intellectual property infringement, particularly patent infringement. The firm has successfully represented major automotive brands such as Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, and Ferrari in Federal District Court and at the International Trade Commission.
Haug Partners is also ready to assist the automotive industry with due diligence, licensing, technology and IP transactions, patent valuation, and risk assessment services.