Our modern way of life has a significant impact on our environment, whether through climate change, resource overuse or excessive waste production.

The solutions to these energy demands lie in green or clean technology (greentech or cleantech).  Technological advances in all aspects of the energy chain are also vital, including extraction and refinement of raw materials, capture and storage of energy, conversion of energy between states, energy distribution and utilisation. Each small advancement in technology creates valuable intellectual property. It is therefore vital for continued innovation that intellectual property owners can protect their assets to gain maximum commercial advantage.

By its nature, environmental technology has a wide-ranging scope. Our multi-disciplinary team is therefore drawn from a wide variety of technical backgrounds. Our professionals have worked on technologies over a broad spectrum, including wind, solar and geothermal energy technology, hydrogen, nuclear power, oil and gas extraction and refinement, and fuel cell technology.

Our attorney teams comprise mechanical, chemical, electrical and electronic engineers with expansive industrial experience. We are also actively involved in various cleantech and other energy industry groups to ensure we keep abreast of the latest developments and emerging technology in this vital and far-reaching industry.

We can help you secure the best scope of protection available for your valuable energy technology IP, and advise how best to leverage your rights for your business. Our attorneys are also experts at providing advice on the scope and validity of competitors’ rights and opinions on infringement and freedom to operate. Our trade mark attorneys are on hand to protect your brands, and we also help deal with any legal issues which may arise, as well as with licensing and collaboration agreements.