At Maschoff Brennan, our attorneys support clients on the leading edge of the rapidly evolving automotive industry, handling the latest developments in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Autonomous Vehicles (AV), Electric Vehicles (EV), neural networks, wireless communications, and other core automotive technologies.

We understand the technical as well as the legal aspects of innovating in the highly competitive automotive industry. In addition to obtaining both utility and design patents, we assist clients with portfolio management and monetization and also counsel clients on joint development agreements, joint ventures, due diligence investigations related to mergers and acquisitions, and trade secret programs for keeping innovations safe when creative collaboration needs to be fostered and carefully controlled. We also counsel clients on obtaining trademarks and copyrights to protect new brands and product roll-outs in markets around the globe.

Our attorneys have previously held positions within the automotive industry and understand the automotive corporate structure from top to bottom. Our collective experience in the industry means we are already up to speed on the latest technologies and challenges facing these highly innovative businesses.

Clients in the automotive industry turn to us for:

  • Obtaining patents for new technologies

  • Converting invention disclosures into protectable IP assets

  • Writing opinions and providing ongoing counseling for new and evolving products

  • Asserting IP rights to protect innovations from infringement

  • Defending against accusations of infringements

  • Strategically building and managing patent portfolios

  • Drafting licenses, transactions, and agreements

  • Counseling on IP management and monetization strategies

  • Providing trademark and copyright services, and advertising protection

  • Advocating our client's position in post grant reviews, reexaminations, and reissues