Written by Partner Michael Summersgill and Special Counsel Arthur Coviello and published by Law360, this article discusses trends that could lead to increased patent litigation in the automotive sector and recommends steps that automotive companies can take to prepare for this new period.

Excerpt: Historically, there has been relatively little patent litigation between automotive companies, particularly when compared to competitors in other industries, such as consumer electronics and pharmaceuticals. This was perhaps largely driven by an industry dynamic in which established automotive manufacturers competed through incremental improvements and product differentiation, and generally avoided patent battles with each other. Read the full article

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