Intellectual Property Advice For Energy Sector

Our modern world relies on the continuous generation and distribution of energy. Maintaining a future-proof supply is one of the biggest global challenges that we face. Organisations in the sector are continually developing innovative solutions to improve the reliability, efficiency and safety of the production and supply of traditional fossil fuels and renewable energy (or “green” energy); and to mitigate the negative effects of the sector on the environment.

At Wilson Gunn, we have experience working with university researchers, traditional fossil fuel companies, renewable energy companies and their supply chains. We have sought patent protection relating to a range of different technologies including:

  • fuel extraction – underground coal gasification; thermal enhanced oil recovery; drill heads
  • fuel distribution – construction of oil and gas pipelines; subsea connectors; sensors and equipment for monitoring oil and gas pipelines
  • energy distribution – electricity network control and monitoring; electrical fault detection; electrical switchgear; smart metering; and intelligent electrical sockets
  • energy generation – boilers; renewables; photovoltaics; hybrid energy converters; and wave energy converters

We also have expertise in accelerated examination and grant of energy patents under the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) “Green Channel” scheme.

We are also able to advise companies in the sector on other intellectual property issues including trade marks, designs and licensing.

To discuss how we can help with your intellectual property needs, get in touch today.

James Robey and David Slattery are two of our energy sector specialists.


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