Automotive and Industrial


HEA’s automotive and industrial team has years of experience working with some of the world’s largest OEMs and suppliers throughout the United States and Asia to develop comprehensive IP strategies that protect their “core” products in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.  Our team includes former USPTO examiners and members holding advanced technical degrees in engineering and have worked on patents including:  vehicle control systems, engine components, wiper blades, suspension and steering, belts and tensioners, wheels, tires, occupant restraint systems, and vehicle design.  In addition, our team includes several electrical engineers and software patent experts, which is vital to our clients due to the significant increase in electronics and software content in automobiles today. 

At HEA, we know that the automotive industry is a global market, with suppliers and OEMs located throughout the United States and Asia.  We are one of few intellectual property firms in the world with fully functioning offices in the United States and Japan, which allows us to communicate with our clients in their native language, on their schedule, and at a convenient location. 

We utilize our technical know-how and legal expertise to produce a comprehensive IP strategy, including:

  • Patent Drafting and Prosecution
  • Design Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Validity and Infringement Opinions
  • PTAB litigation
  • District Court Litigation
  • Licensing