Anyone in the industry will know that the energy sector has changed and evolved dramatically from conventional hydrocarbon extraction to a diverse and extremely high-tech industry.
The industry now encompasses a broad range of technical disciplines ranging from improvements to conventional drilling and extraction to carbon capture and green technologies, amongst many others. These are often part of collaborations between organisations or through investments in start-ups and SMEs. IP plays an increasingly important role in the industry, often protecting what can be extremely large investments.
With over 40 patent attorneys, all specialising in a technological or scientific discipline, working closely with trade mark and design attorneys and IP solicitors, we are uniquely able to able to work with you to identify, protect and leverage value from your IP. Our work in this area often involves IP due diligence, patent drafting, filing and prosecution, infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate reviews, supporting licence negotiations and coordinating multi-national litigation.
Legal expertise combined with industrial experience as consultants and in-house representatives in the energy, oil and gas industries allows us to meet the needs of a diverse client base that spans all related technologies in this sector.
Areas of technical expertise in the energy, oil and gas industries include
- Aeronautical and automotive engineering
- Battery technology
- Big data analytics
- Carbon capture
- Clean energy and clean technology
- Control engineering
- Fuel additives
- Green chemistry
- Heating technology
- Material science
- Multi-fuel technology
- Off-shore technologies
- Power systems and energy services
- Seismic and electromagnetic surveying
- Sensors and remote sensing
- Storage and transport
- Sub-sea technologies
- Waste recycling
- Well bore equipment