Advanced Transportation and Robotics

Advising companies at the cutting edge of transportation and robotics automation, sustainability and advancement

Advancements in transportation and robotics are changing the way people live and how many companies operate, in terms of efficiency, sustainability and cost. Pioneering companies, as they lead the way across sectors and use cases, face legal, business and regulatory issues that require thoughtful and practical advice.

As development and innovation outpace changes in the law, Fenwick helps companies proceed confidently into uncovered and unchartered territories. Our Advanced Transportation and Robotics practice is active across industries—from startups to technology giants, to major automotive and mobility companies—to address these unprecedented changes.

Our practice focus combines deep technical expertise, market insight and the latest legal developments around cutting-edge technologies driving advancements in transportation and robotics, including:

  • Autonomous
  • Machine learning, vision learning and artificial intelligence
  • Sustainability
  • Autonomous ag tech
  • Orbital Robotics
  • Autonomous laboratory systems
  • Infrastructure development
  • High-powered sensors and cameras
  • Cloud-based data processing and management
  • Map augmentation
  • Power systems
  • Telematics
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • Connectivity
  • Teleoperation

Our experience includes advising clients on a broad range of matters, spanning:

  • Venture capital financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public offerings
  • Government engagement and contracting
  • Executive and employee compensation & benefits for a highly competitive talent pool
  • Joint ventures and cross-border transactions
  • Licensing and development agreements
  • Open source counseling
  • Intellectual property portfolio development (patent, trademark, copyright)
  • Intellectual property dispute resolution and litigation
  • Trade secret investigation and litigation
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • Regulatory


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