The U.S. goal to have half of all new cars be zero-emission by 2030 drives competition between automotive incumbents, battery suppliers, and high-tech entrants to the industry, making increased litigation an inevitability.
WIT consistently remains at the forefront of the legal and technical issues related to electric vehicles and has built an impressive team of experts to address an impending wave of litigation. Our experts include prominent academics, industry veterans, and technical subject matter experts in battery composition and construction, power management systems, SEP analyses, and more.
WIT anticipates the most prominent and significant legal disputes will include matters regarding breach of contract, consumer class actions, M&A, patent infringement, and theft of trade secrets. Our teams of diverse experts are equipped to advance our clients’ litigation strategies in these areas.
The intellectual property behind electric vehicles (EV) represents a broad array of hardware and software technologies ranging from cutting-edge batteries and systems controls to sensors, plus the importation of components that represent a morass of standard-essential patent coverage. WIT’s electric vehicles expert team was created to address what we expect to be the key areas of litigation that will arise in the move to electric fleets and who will provide industry and academic perspectives essential to any litigation.
- Industry insiders on the EV landscape, EV adoption, and related regulations and standards
- Battery technology experts on battery design, production, and the sourcing of materials
- Computer scientists on sensors – LiDAR, Visual, Radar, Thermal
- Economists on patent pools and damages analyses
- Mechanical engineers on electric vehicle components and manufacturing
- Power management specialists on control systems, engine design, and charging infrastructure
- Wireless technology engineers on EV software, wireless networks, and connectivity issues