The energy industry continues to experience rapid changes as society becomes more and more aware of conservation, pollution, and the efficient use of scarce resources. New ways to harness and store energy are being discovered and improved upon at an amazing pace, and the innovators in this field understand the need to move quickly to protect their valuable intellectual property.
Attorneys at COJK have worked as engineers and researchers in the energy and clean-tech industries. This real-world experience provides us with a deep understanding of the challenges clean-tech companies face, and with the ability to deliver the legal counsel that is required to secure IP rights.
COJK attorneys have advised clients in a range of emerging energy technologies, including:
Agriculture – land management
Air and environment – clean up/safety, monitoring and compliance
Energy efficiency – lighting, power control systems, efficient buildings
Water and wastewater – anaerobic treatment process, wastewater treatment
Our attorneys hold degrees in chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering, including many advanced degrees. This academic background, combined with a depth of industry experience, provides the strong technical foundation that allows us to align our clients’ intellectual property needs with the required technical and legal skills.
Specific examples of our work in the clean-tech area include:
Algae-based biofuel technology
Cellulosic and other biomass production
Conversion of animal fat into biodiesel
Development of photovoltaic cells
Development of synthetic enzymes for biofuels
Flow battery energy storage
Fresh water capture systems
Grid-scale advanced energy storage systems
Hybrid motors and control systems
Hydrogen storage fuel cells
Advanced internal combustion engine design
Methanol fuel cells
Smart power grids and efficient control systems for power stations