Cleantech

Our Cleantech team have the experience and knowledge to advise on all types of intellectual property (IP) issues surrounding technology and services that address environmental issues or that reduce the impact of products or services on the environment.

Our multidisciplinary Cleantech group comprises attorneys with a wide variety of expertise, including patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and solicitors. We utilise our varied technical backgrounds and commercial experience in areas including renewable materials, battery technology, material processing and sustainable energy to ensure your IP is fully protected. Our attorneys are ideally placed to help you protect your IP rights in this fast-paced and evolving field so that you can realise the full potential of your business.

We have knowledge and experience of accelerating prosecution of Cleantech patent applications around the world, including using the UK IPO’s Green Channel. For more information about the schemes available, please refer to our article (https://www.aathornton.com/prosecuting-green-patents-around-the-world/) or contact one of our attorneys.

Some of the technologies we have recently advised on include:

  • Recyclable packaging
  • Waste processing
  • Plastic replacements
  • Renewable energy (including solar, wind and water)
  • Battery technology
  • Oil waste cleaning and fossil fuel pollution control

One of our clients has been nominated for the Earthshot prize, a new global prize designed to incentivise change and innovation in solving some of the most important environmental problems (https://earthshotprize.org/).

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