Energy generation is an area of technology fundamental to modern society. As the world’s population continues to grow and the planet’s natural resources are consumed, economic and legislative pressure exerts an ever-increasing demand for more efficient, cleaner and innovative methods of energy production and usage.
The solutions to these energy demands lie in technological advances in all aspects of the energy chain, from extraction and refinement of raw materials, capture and storage of energy sources, conversion of energy between states, energy distribution and utilisation. Each incremental advancement in technology yields valuable intellectual property and it is vital for sustained innovation that the proprietors of this IP are able to secure protection for the fruits of their labour to gain the maximum commercial advantage.
At Venner Shipley, our attorneys and lawyers have expertise in a wide range of energy sectors encompassing various renewable energy areas including wind, solar and geothermal energy technology, nuclear power industry, oil and gas extraction and refinement and fuel cell technology. Our various teams comprise mechanical, chemical, electrical and electronic engineers with a broad spectrum of industrial experience, and we are 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 expansive industry.
As well as helping our clients secure the best scope of protection available for their valuable energy technology IP and advising how best to utilise their rights for their business, our attorneys are also experts at providing advice on the scope and validity of competitor’s rights and opinions on infringement and freedom to operate. Our team of lawyers can help you deal with any legal issues which may arise.