A Patent Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

By Bruce Rubinger and Benedikt Biechele

©2019. Published in Landslide, Vol. 11, No. 5, May/June 2019, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are a part of a revolutionary technology that will have a huge impact on many industries, enhance passenger safety, and greatly impact lifestyles. This discussion is limited to the patent landscape for self-driving cars or AVs, such as driverless cars, SUVs, and trucks, and does not address boats, drones, and other applications. The coming commercialization of AVs will be enabled by many new technologies and create tremendous opportunities.

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