Autonomous Vehicles

The integration of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) with wireless networks has ignited a race for patent control between automotive incumbents and new entrants to the industry, making increased litigation an inevitability. 

WIT consistently remains at the forefront of the legal and technical issues relating to autonomous vehicles and has built an impressive team of experts to address the next wave of litigation. Our experts include prominent academics, industry veterans, and technical subject matter experts in LIDAR, V2V, V2X, artificial intelligence (AI), power management systems, regulatory affairs, SEP analyses, and more.

Autonomous Vehicles Litigation Expert Team

The intellectual property behind ADAS systems represents a broad array of hardware and software technologies ranging from complete self-driving systems to sensing technologies, WiFi to cellular, and OTS hardware to specialized processors. WIT’s autonomous vehicles expert team was created to address the key areas of ADAS systems and provide industry and academic perspectives essential to any litigation.

The automotive industry is already experiencing standard-essential patent (SEP)-based litigation that has ensnared a growing number of manufacturers and Tier 1 companies. WIT has been involved in many of these cases, providing experts that range from an academic who was in the room where the ADAS-related 5G standards were created to an antitrust economist who has spent a career analyzing the intricacies of patent pools.

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Our Experts

WIT represents expert witnesses who are esteemed academics, experienced industry insiders, and subject area specialists. WIT has worked to build expert teams to address our clients’ needs, whether it be to understand specific autonomous vehicle technologies, explain industry practices and policies, or matters that involve high-level FRAND and damages analyses. Their expertise covers:

  • AI Vision
  • Battery Systems and Controls
  • C-V2X Rel. 14, 15, & 16
  • DSCRC 802.11p
  • Fullstack Software
  • Mapping, Localization, Simulation
  • Patent Pool Economics and Intel
  • Processors and Semiconductor Components
  • Sensors – LiDAR, Visual, Radar, Thermal
  • SEP/FRAND Analysis and Rate Structures
  • Whole ADAS System Integration
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