The Automotive and Powersports Group at Merchant & Gould includes attorneys with a deep understanding of technology and innovation within these industry areas and their related suppliers. In fact, many of our attorneys in the group hold highly relevant degrees in the mechanical, electrical, and materials science fields with some additionally having direct engineering experience within the automotive industry.
We have counseled clients and drafted and prosecuted patent and trademark applications within a broad spectrum of relevant topics such as hybrid vehicle technology, superchargers, engine waste heat recovery systems, exhaust and emissions systems, differentials, clutches, steering systems, fluid power systems, aftermarket accessories, and vehicle control systems. We have also represented clients in contested matters involving industry manufacturers and have provided numerous legal opinions regarding patent validity and infringement issues. Our attorneys also have experience in providing advice and drafting experience on license agreements and joint development ventures.
We at Merchant & Gould recognize that long-term client relationships are central to the success of our firm and the longevity of our well-established name. By aligning ourselves with our clients’ interests, and providing legal and technical expertise coupled with our specific knowledge of the automotive and powersports industries, we are uniquely positioned to be a valued member of every client’s team in this field.