The energy sector covers a wide variety of technologies, from efficient hydrocarbon extraction to high capacity batteries, and from energy management to renewable energy sources. We are seeing rapid technological changes based on growing global demand for sustainable, affordable and portable sources of energy. We work closely with a variety of clients across the sector to anticipate change and support them to achieve their IP objectives in this rapidly changing environment.
Our multidisciplinary team includes scientists and engineers with a wealth of experience in organic chemistry, biochemistry, materials, electro-mechanical engineering and IT/software. Recent work for clients has involved extraction technology, generation technology for solar, wind and hydro, biocatalysts and biofuels. The team is also highly experienced in battery technology and energy management solutions.
We support our clients in the sector throughout the life cycle of invention from inception to commercialisation, as well as subsequent licensing and dispute resolution.
Building up patent portfolios for specific emerging technologies in the energy sector is a particular strength of our engineering and chemistry teams. We have also handled a number of high value patent matters in the sector with EPO oppositions and associated disputes in the UK courts. The interdisciplinary skills of our patent attorneys and solicitors are vital for achieving successful outcomes in line with our clients’ commercial objectives in these matters.