INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR ENERGY AND CLEANTECH

Our patent attorneys, IP solicitors and trade mark attorneys specialise in cleantech

Cleantech is playing an increasingly crucial role in all our lives. The majority of countries have gone on record to say they know something needs to be done to protect us against man-made pollutants, improve environmental sustainability and make the best use of renewable energy sources.

And this isn’t just talk.

Governments all over the world are setting themselves targets. In the UK, the government has committed to ending domestic coal power generation by 2025, to power all UK homes with wind by 2030, and successfully achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

To ensure this happens governments are also offering cleantech companies significant financial incentives so the required technology is developed, perfected, and made available.

However, as the level of innovation required to enable us to hit these targets increases, so does the level of competition and, by extension, the likelihood your inventions and ideas could be misused or misappropriated.

This is where we will help.

Our specialist multidisciplinary energy and cleantech team is made up of patent attorneys, IP solicitors and trade mark attorneys who know exactly how to steer you through the complex world of intellectual property (IP) rights.

We will make sure your most valuable assets are not only fully protected but managed in a way that will allow you to achieve the highest level of commercial value from your innovations.

And depending on the nature of your project, we can call upon and combine hugely experienced attorneys from our chemistry, biotech, and engineering teams with, if required, the full support of our IP solicitors.

Together we will:

  • Advise you on the most strategic use of all your intellectual property rights
  • Register your patents, designs, trade marks, and help you protect your trade secrets, throughout the world
  • Provide patent, designs and trade mark infringement and validity opinions
  • Conduct patent, designs and trade mark searches and watches
  • Defend your IP rights whether you are attacked via a patent or trade mark office or court proceedings
  • Enforce your rights against competitors infringing your rights
  • Draft the commercial, IP and licensing agreements you need to capture, protect, and exploit your IP
  • Provide a wider commercial perspective you can use to build your business

While we have experience in a wide range of the areas that fall under the cleantech umbrella, we have particular expertise in:

However, we believe there are three additional reasons you should work with our specialist energy and cleantech team:

1. Our proven expertise

We don’t only offer the required technical expertise; we have extensive experience of working with a long and varied list of cleantech, energy and environmentally focussed clients.

This means you will not only receive the very best advice but advice that is tailored to the specific nuances and demands of both your business and your sector. This is how we make sure your IP realises its potential and its maximum value.

2. Our strategic application

The most important thing for a client isn’t the advice we provide; it’s how our experience and expertise is applied.

The depth of our sector experience allows us to factor in all the issues you are facing from an IP, a cleantech and a business perspective. We will provide you with the strategic and commercial direction you need to achieve your commercial objectives in the most effective way.

3. A broader range of support

Potter Clarkson’s integrated approach between our attorneys and IP solicitors allows us to offer well-coordinated, tailored, and multi-disciplinary guidance so you can easily access all the advice you need from one source.

In addition to drafting, prosecuting, and defending/opposing patents, our specialist in-house solicitors are experts in drafting and negotiating all types of IP agreements, the agreements you’ll need to develop, capture, scale-up and fully exploit your inventions, ideas, and innovations.

Always focussed on your commercial priorities, our team are on hand to provide effective, strategic, and practical advice. And should enforcement become necessary, our IP solicitors will draw upon their deep experience of running technically difficult and procedurally complex cases, to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Our trade mark attorneys will provide strategic advice to assist in the development, protection, and enforcement of your brand to best protect your reputation in the marketplace.

And our innovative suite of fixed-price products is on hand to make leveraging the highest levels of value from your IP quicker, easier, and more straightforward.

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