Intellectual Property ENERGY AND CLEANTECH

You have devoted significant time and resources in moving your cleantech idea toward becoming a reality and you want to make the most of your investment. You need an lawyer who can help protect your valuable intellectual property for licensing, litigation or attracting venture capital funding.

Protect Your Patents

WilmerHale has more than 120 lawyers with scientific or technical degrees. This means that whether you are developing a solar project and need semiconductor experience or if you need a biochemist who understands your biofuel concept, our IP lawyers have the relevant underlying expertise that you need. And we do not just assist with filing and prosecuting patent applications. We deliver strategic IP advice and counseling to our clients that result in a practical, yet competitive, edge.

IP Diligence

Today, more than ever, IP transactions are increasingly important to getting business done, especially in technology-based fields like cleantech. Companies and institutions are carefully examining their IP portfolios and entering into sophisticated agreements to maximize the full potential of their assets. Our IP attorneys have extensive experience in conducting IP due diligence and audits for all types of transactional practices and internal reviews.

You have devoted significant time and resources in moving your cleantech idea toward becoming a reality and you want to make the most of your investment. You need an lawyer who can help protect your valuable intellectual property for licensing, litigation or attracting venture capital funding.

Protect Your Patents

WilmerHale has more than 120 lawyers with scientific or technical degrees. This means that whether you are developing a solar project and need semiconductor experience or if you need a biochemist who understands your biofuel concept, our IP lawyers have the relevant underlying expertise that you need. And we do not just assist with filing and prosecuting patent applications. We deliver strategic IP advice and counseling to our clients that result in a practical, yet competitive, edge.

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Experience

Some of the companies that we have helped build, protect and maximize their patent portfolios include:

  • LS9 - Represent as patent counsel in protecting the company's proprietary industrial microbes and processes that efficiently convert renewable feedstocks into an array of non-petroleum-based fuel and chemical products. The technology incorporates synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and industrial biotechnology platforms.
  • Casella Waste - Developed a portfolio of patent applications that protects various aspects of the company's innovative waste-to-energy programs, beginning with MSW and recycling streams to use as resources for integrated waste storage and engineered fuel feedstock.
  • Heliae - Provided strategic patent advice to cover algal strain development to produce jet fuel, including proprietary algal strain growth and harvesting conditions, photobioreactors, and oil extraction.
  • A123 Systems - Provide on going advice and assistance in developing a vertically integrated patent portfolio, ranging from battery materials and battery management systems to electric vehicles and energy storage and grid management.
  • American Superconductor - Provided strategic patent advice on developing patent portfolio for first and second generation high temperature superconductivity systems, including electric motors, transformers and conducting cables