Case Studies | Located in Silicon Valley and Detroit, Young Basile protects advanced automotive technology.

Representing industry leaders in both tech and automotive, we have unique insight as these industries converge.

Transportation is in the midst of a technology revolution, and no firm is better positioned than Young Basile to provide IP advice to participants in this burgeoning field.

For over a decade, Young Basile has been the only Detroit-based law firm with offices in Silicon Valley. Our practice is evenly divided between traditional automotive and high technology, giving us unique insights as these industries converge. Whether you’re a traditional supplier or a venture-backed startup, we have attorneys who understand your technology and your culture and can help you prosper as the industry transforms. We have especially strong experience in autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, safety systems, vehicle connectivity and other advanced automotive technologies.

Our firm has represented Nissan for over a decade, filing large numbers of patent applications in the electric and autonomous vehicle spaces. We also represent tier one suppliers, including Comau and Borg Warner. In recent years, the firm has represented Toyota and Chrysler. Many of our attorneys have substantial prior work experience in technical roles at OEMs and suppliers.

At the same time, the firm is steeped in computer software and electronics technology and represents many leading tech companies in Silicon Valley, Boston and China. Our clients in the tech space include Google, Xiaomi, and GoPro. Through this experience, we have a deep bench of patent attorneys who have drafted large numbers of complex software patents.

As companies in computer-rich Silicon Valley and in traditional automotive areas such as Detroit, Japan and Europe drive technology-driven disruption and compete in a quickly changing automotive sector, they have turned to Young Basile to develop patent strategy, manage patent risks and build patent portfolios.

We invite you to learn more about our automotive industry team.





Lead Attorney

Francine B. Nesti
Todd L. Moore