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Technical Advancements and the Legal Considerations of Autonomous Vehicles

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White Paper | Technical Advancements and the Legal Considerations of Autonomous Vehicles

October 3, 2019

Fish Litigation Blog

White Paper | Technical Advancements and the Legal Considerations of Autonomous Vehicles

October 3, 2019

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The concept of commercial autonomous vehicles, also referred to as AVs, is not new. Indeed, ships and aircraft have been equipped with some level of autonomous operation for decades. But only recent technological advances have made it possible to develop and implement sophisticated autonomous driving functionality in wheel-driven vehicles. The market reflects the opportunities associated with these new AV technologies. Over the past decade, the AV market has been one of the most rapidly growing markets in the automotive industry. According to IHS Markit, more than 33 million AVs will be sold annually as early as 2040, which is more than 26 percent of new car sales. Allied Market Research indicates that the AV market is expected to grow from $54 billion in 2019 to $557 billion in 2026.

The development and implementation of AV technologies are complex and present a broad range of technological and regulatory challenges. In addition, automotive manufacturers and integrators face legal obstacles, such as the protection of their intellectual property (patents, copyrights, and trade secrets), data privacy and security, and product liability.

This paper provides an overview of the AV industry and discusses some of the legal challenges associated with the development and implementation of AV technologies.

Click to download the Fish & Richardson White Paper | Technical Advancements and the Legal Considerations of Autonomous Vehicles today.

Authors: Phillip Goter, Markus Weyde, Joseph Herriges, and Ann Motl.


The opinions expressed are those of the authors on the date noted above and do not necessarily reflect the views of Fish & Richardson P.C., any other of its lawyers, its clients, or any of its or their respective affiliates. This post is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed.

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Joseph A. Herriges | Principal

Joe Herriges is a Principal in the Twin Cities Office of Fish & Richardson, where he focuses on high-stakes patent litigation in a variety of technology areas, including automotive technology, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and retroreflective optics. Joe has extensive...

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Markus D. Weyde | Associate

Markus Weyde is an Associate in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes intellectual property services, such as patent litigation, inter partes and ex parte post-grant work, strategic counseling, and opinion work. Mr. Weyde...

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Phillip W. Goter | Principal

Phil Goter counsels startup companies to Fortune 100 companies around the world, managing litigation through trial and appeal, prosecuting patents and trademarks, conducting pre-suit investigations, advising on regulatory issues, conducting due diligence and freedom to operate, and resolving complex disputes. Phil leverages his M.B.A. and...

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