Autonomous vehicle (AV) innovation and development is dramatically increasing. AV technology companies are harnessing their innovations into intellectual property to differentiate themselves, protect their interests in joint developments, and drive company value. From AI to computer vision, sensors to infotainment, battery technology to drive train systems, hardware to software, protecting AV technology IP is a valuable mechanism for AV companies and their suppliers. This presentation will provide in-depth information on strategies for AV-related patent protection, implementing an IP management program, and IP trends in key AV related technologies. Points covered will include identifying AV related technology suitable for patent protection, identifying whether and when to pursue patent protection, trends in AV patent protection, the IP practices of AV industry leaders, and focused guidelines for managing a patent program for different types of AV technology.