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May 08, 2015

Seminar Will Help Automotive Suppliers Compete in the Evolving Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Market

Warner Norcross & Judd and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) are co-hosting a June 3 seminar crafted for automotive suppliers, to provide legal strategies to keep pace with the rapidly changing business and technology issues in the auto industry. The event, “IP Insights for a New Era of Innovation: Five Strategies to Keep Pace with Emerging Technology and Ahead of Competitors,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel Baronette Renaissance, in Novi.

Warner Norcross attorneys Greg DeGrazia, Matt Mowers, Randy Peck, Nate Steed and Linda Paullin-Hebden will provide legal strategies for developing and protecting intellectual property, as well as integrating it into a company’s business strategy. This is critical as the industry continues to rapidly evolve, with the integration of connected and autonomous vehicle technology and the expanded influence of Silicon Valley suppliers and manufacturers in the automotive market. Seminar topics include:
  • Are the infringement phone wars coming to Detroit?: statistics on technology-related litigation and strategies companies can implement to be proactive and pre-emptive;
  • Who is in the driver’s seat for advanced vehicle technology IP?: evaluating patent portfolios of OEMs, tech companies and suppliers, and opportunities to craft new IP best practices;
  • Joint development agreements for fast moving technologies: how to establish ownership rights for technology when jointly developing with suppliers, customers or competitors;
  • Untangling the web of software licensing:  protecting software using licensing strategies as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), vehicle technologies and open source software protections evolve; and
  • M&A due diligence: How to include IP in an acquisition or turn it over to an OEM through purchase agreements.
Click here for more details and registration information. 

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