Transportation and Automotive

The vehicles of today are driven by increasingly advanced technology, and those of tomorrow won’t need to be driven at all. When it comes to protecting this high-value intellectual property, its degree of complexity demands equally sophisticated representation.

Full range of IP services for automakers and OEMs

Patterson + Sheridan attorneys counsel some of the biggest industry players, including major automakers and the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) whose components power the modern vehicle.

For more than 20 years, we’ve provided the automotive industry comprehensive IP services, including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark registration and litigation. Our clients include manufacturers of auto brakes, headlamps, ignition systems, suspension systems and more. We also work with makers of electric vehicles and the batteries and charging stations that power them. Always taking the longview, our attorneys monitor and stay ahead of the latest developments in technology as autonomous vehicles continue to shape the future of transportation.

IP counsel with technical knowledge and in-house experience

The lawyers at Patterson + Sheridan — several of whom have worked in-house at automotive companies — have the technical background to advise on nearly all technical aspects of a vehicle, from motors and materials to electronics and chemical applications.


Related Team:

Jordan Brown


Jesus Cano


Yi Chen

Technical Advisor

Payton Hashemi

Of Counsel

Malgorzata (Gosia) A. Kulczycka, Ph.D., J.D.


J. Scott Martin


Michael Pate

Of Counsel

Ryan Sandor

Technical Advisor

Adam Treiber

Of Counsel

Xuezheng “John” Wang, Ph.D.



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