Environmental Intellectual Property

Read need-to-know updates, commentary, and analysis on Environmental issues written by leading professionals.
News & Analysis as of

Report Cites NJ Among Most Expensive States for Doing Business

Report Cites NJ Among Most Expensive States for Doing Business by Victor Kinon on August 2, 2013 New Jersey is one of the most expensive places in the country to do business, according to CNBC. New Jersey dropped to...more

On the Move? Take Your New York or New Jersey Business With You

On the Move? Take Your New York or New Jersey Business With You by Dan Brecher on August 1, 2013 Moving a small business from one state to another creates a host of practical and legal concerns, but it is possible. If...more

Energy Newsletter - July 2013

In This Issue: - The President's Climate Action Plan - Mixed Messages for the Energy Sector - As Coal Exports Hit Record Highs, Interior Inspector General Questions Lease Valuations - U.S. Supreme Court Agrees...more

Finally -- Rules Governing Horizontal Well Development

On April 12, 2013, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 243 which contained, among other West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) rules, the Rules Governing Horizontal Well Development 35-8...more

BLM Revises Proposed Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing

On May 16, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) issued a revised proposed rule regarding hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands for oil and gas production....more

BLM Issues New Draft Fracking Regulations

On Thursday, May 16, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued its lasted proposed fracking regulations. The proposed regulations would require wider disclosure of fracking chemicals. The regulations also require water...more

BLG Monthly Update for April 2013

Bird deaths, contracts cases, Lindsay Lohan, IP and more in the BLG Monthly Update for April 2013...more

Mintz Levin’s London-based IP Practice Group Identifies the UK’s ‘Patent Box’ as a Boon for Clean Technology Clients

The UK government has proposed a new initiative called the “Patent Box,” designed to foster UK-based innovation and development, and enhance the competitiveness of the UK tax system. And, as an advantageous bonus for clean...more

FTC Revises “Green Guides”

If You Make Any Environmental Claims About Or Use Certification Marks on Products or for Services…The FTC has News for You. On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued its revised Guides for the Use of...more

Recent U.S. Patents Granting for Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Waters

We continue to monitor patent literature for water and liquid treatment technologies related to hydraulic fracturing. This technology is especially important for western Pennsylvania, the center of the Marcellus Shale region....more

Finger on the Pulse

We at DuetsBlog like nothing more than to be trend-spotters and, dare I say it, predictors of things to come. Okay, maybe I’m just talking about me. But I think it’s fair to say that a lot of us saw the concern about...more

New Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the...more

Acquisition Structure Decision Tree by Byron F. Egan

Buying or selling a closely held business, including the purchase of a division or a subsidiary, can be structured as (i) a statutory combination such as a statutory merger or share exchange, (ii) a negotiated purchase of...more

Supreme Court Rules to Limit the Types of Methods Eligible for Patenting

The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a unanimous decision in Mayo v. Prometheus holding that method claims for applying a law of nature using merely conventional steps are not eligible for patent protection. Reversing the...more

Regulations: Inhibiting Progress or Spawning Innovation?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently attempted to promulgate new rules that are designed to protect downwind states from smog and fine particulates emanating from upwind coal burning power plants (it has been...more

Week of January 23, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

It's time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey! Once again we're seeing some excellent content coming out of our member firms from around the world - I highly recommend checking out these...more

Can Being Disposable Or Biodegradable Make A Device Patentable?

We all recognize that there are benefits to products that are disposable or biodegradable. However, broadly speaking, everything is disposable or biodegradable, which makes it difficult, in many instances, to patent an...more

Railroad Commission of Texas Finalizes Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Regulations

On December 13, 2011, the Railroad Commission of Texas ("Commission") finalized regulations requiring oil and gas operators to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing treatments ("fracking"). Please CLICK...more

U.S. Supreme Court’s Bilski Ruling Is Welcome News for Asian Clean Energy Innovators Introduction

Originally published in 9-10/2011 China IP, www.chinaipmagazine.com. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski ensures that the door to patenting business method inventions remains open in America. This ends...more

Inside M&A - Fall 2011

In This Issue: The Top Five Environmental Traps in M&A Transactions; The Top Five Tax Traps in M&A Transactions; The Top Five Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Traps in M&A Transactions; The Top Five...more

Reformas Legales e Institucionales en la Implementación de los TLC suscritos por Chile (www.centroilc.cl).pdf

Chile, hace ya más de tres décadas, optó por una economía abierta, competitiva y orientada al libre comercio, disciplinada en el acatamiento de las normativas internacionales y con una...more

Renewables Update - March 2011

A legal update of issues relevant to those involved in the renewables and energy sectors...more

IP Litigation Insider - December 2010

In This Issue: Qui Tam, Quo Vadis II By: John Jackson and Sara Hollan Judge Ward in the Eastern District of Texas recently determined that the intent to deceive element of a false marking claim need not be plead with...more

Is IP Standing in the Way of a Green Planet?

The potential of intellectual property rights to impede the cleantech revolution has sparked a lively debate full of heated rhetoric. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu jump-started this discussion last year during a discussion...more

Energy Industry Updates -- November 2010

** Senator Baucus Backs an Extension of the Section 1603 Cash Grant Program ** Renewable and Transmission Rulemakings ** FERC Directs NERC to Modify Definition of “Bulk Electric System” ** USPTO...more

72 Results
View per page
Page: of 3

Follow Environmental Updates on:

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.