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Energy and clean technology

Our specialist team has significant experience in both traditional and green technologies.

With their extensive engineering, chemistry and technical knowledge we can quickly understand the potential of your products and processes in this area, and ensure you leverage your IP to your full advantage.
Energy and Clean Technology

As we move from traditional carbon-based sources of energy to sustainable sources, such as wind and solar, innovation has never been more important for this sector. Our clients are finding more efficient ways to get energy to the market, and are developing innovative ways to extract the maximum benefit from energy sources, such as the use of novel catalysts.

Exploring and accessing energy reservoirs is extremely expensive. Technology that can better characterise the resources available, and extract valuable data to support more efficient operations, can make a significant difference to the viability of an energy resource.

Our attorneys work with both the head US office of a large multinational energy resources company and their Australian arm. We prepare, file and prosecute a large patent portfolio generated from local innovations and work with the main US business to secure protection in Australia for foreign innovations.

Our technical range of expertise includes:

  • Coal seam gas
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • Clean coal technology
  • Electric vehicles
  • Energy storage and batteries
  • Green chemistry
  • Green hydrogen
  • Machine learning systems
  • Photovoltaics
  • Recovery and treatment of gases
  • Solar thermal energy
  • Thermoelectric devices
  • Wind turbines
  • Wave power generation

Our expertise in action

We work with the Energy division of one of Australia’s leading research bodies, advising on patentability, including conducting novelty and landscaping searches to understand the scope of protection in key technology areas.

We also act for an Australian company that is a world leader in solar thermal technology. Their inventors are continuously developing new inventions in this field and we work closely with them to protect their inventions. We provide patentability advice to formulate patent filing strategies for protecting their inventions, draft and file patent applications that provide robust protection for their inventions, and prosecute patent applications for their inventions in a large number of jurisdictions all over the world. Their patent portfolio continues to grow as they are constantly innovating and they have entrusted us to manage this patent portfolio.

Key contacts

Nicholas Lakatos

Principal, Sydney | BEng (Telecom)(Hons), BCom, MIP Law

Alister McCowan

Associate Principal, Sydney | BE(Mech)(Hons), LLB, EQE, GDLP, MIP Law

David Kark

Senior Associate, Sydney | BE (Hons), MEngSc, MIP Law

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