Autonomous and mobility technology is one of the most significant developments to ever impact the transportation industry. Today, we are witnessing technology and sensor companies from all over the world entering the space and working with new customers in a variety of capacities and bringing new capabilities to market. Joint development and M&A activity is also at an all-time high to foster innovation and bring products/technology to market faster.

With a deep understanding of the transportation industry, our Autonomous and Mobility Technology practice group understands where technology meets the road, and has a level of experience that is unmatched in today’s marketplace. We are recognized as a leader in intellectual property protection as it relates to autonomous and mobility technologies. At the early stages of this vehicle transformation, we have worked with OEMs, suppliers and tech companies on the development and protection of technology advancements entering the next generation of vehicles.

Relying on our experienced patent professionals, who are trained in a variety of technical disciplines and have decades of automotive experience, we are uniquely positioned to work alongside our clients to propel them into this growing area. Our professionals work with OEMs and suppliers on developing and managing patent portfolios, advising on joint development agreements, product and technology development agreements, licensing and open source software requirements.

Our team’s capabilities and experience within autonomous vehicles includes:

  • Electronic control units
  • Emissions
  • Hybrid technology
  • Open source software compliance
  • Sensing and object detection technologies
  • System modeling software
  • Telematics
  • Transmission/powertrain

Brooks Kushman’s autonomous and mobility practice group is led by attorneys that have significant experience in the automotive/transportation industry and work with clients in the computer, sensors and software industries. The collection of their experience allows them to not only understand the technology significance of this new area, but to also understand how this new wave of technology changes the landscape for manufacturers.


  • Brooks Kushman Continues to Grow with Addition of New Shareholder Dan Hegner
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Hegner to our growing patent prosecution team. Hegner joins the firm as a shareholder and works out of the firm’s Southfield, MI office and bolsters our firm’s bench of experienced electrical engineers. The announcement was made by...

  • Brooks Kushman Welcomes Richard J. Cantor, Expands Patent Prosecution Practice
    Monday, January 23, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –  Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Richard J. Cantor has joined the firm’s growing patent prosecution practice. Richard’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications in the computer software, electrical and mechanical arts. His practice extends beyond patent prosecution and includes infringement...

      • President Frank Angileri Panelist at Auto IP USA Event
        Thursday, September 30, 2021

        SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman is excited for the upcoming Auto IP USA event hosted in-person this year in Detroit, Michigan on October 14, 2021. Brooks Kushman President Frank Angileri will serve as a panelist. Brooks Kushman is also a Gold Sponsor of the event this year. Angileri’s masterclass panel titled, “Rethinking Collaboration,”...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder Christopher Smith to Present at IPO Association Annual Meeting
        Thursday, September 05, 2019

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder Christopher Smith will speak at the Intellectual Property Owners Association 47th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The presentation, called “Dawn of a New Era: Licensing and Standards in the Coming Age of 5G,” will focus on the licensing considerations and transactional principles in...

      • Corey Neil to Speak at Autolex Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum
        Friday, September 21, 2018

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman patent attorney Corey Neil, in partnership with client Brose North America, will speak at the Autolex Automotive Legal Forum, organized by Managing Intellectual Property  and Benchmark Litigation in Detroit, Michigan on September 25, 2018. At the forum, attendees and presenters will discuss the increasing reality of autonomous vehicles...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Speak at SDL Developer Conference in Los Angeles
        Tuesday, September 11, 2018

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder John LeRoy spoke at the Smart Device Link (SDL) Developer Conference & Hackathon in Los Angeles, CA. His presentation focused on the open source and intellectual property (IP) issues that need to be considered while developing connected cars. The SDL Developer Conference & Hackathon was attended by...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholders to Speak at Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar 2018
        Wednesday, March 14, 2018

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in cooperation with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education is hosting the 2018 Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar in Lansing, Michigan. It is an opportunity for national and local leaders in intellectual property to network, and learn...

      • Future of Automotive High-Tech Consumer Experience
        Tuesday, April 18, 2017

        Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman Shareholder Ben Stasa will serve on a panel at the IP in the Auto Industry conference on May 4, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Shareholder Martin Sultana will also serve as a moderator for a panel at the event. The conference provides IP legal professionals working in the auto...