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On March 12, 2014, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling in a case concerning the scope of trade secret protection available to exempt certain fracking chemical information—which Wyoming requires to be...more
In the New Year, one of the trade secret trends we’re watching is the ongoing tension between a company’s interest in preserving its proprietary information and the public’s demand to know more about the goods or services it...more
Foley’s Green Energy Technologies (GET) team has released its latest annual analysis of the water technology landscape titled "2013 Water Technology U.S. Patent Landscape Annual Report."
The 2013 Report was created by...more
In This Issue:
- About our mining sector
- Take or Pay Contracts, a double-edged sword
- Africa Rising
- Protect, Respect and Remedy – Human Rights and the Mining Industry
- Mine Your Own...more
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Technological innovation has been key to generating new opportunities in the energy industry and is largely responsible for the resurgence of fossil fuel production in the United States. Advancements in horizontal drilling,...more
The energy industry has seen a significant increase in the number of patents granted over the past decade. This increase tracks a growing use of new technology in areas such as exploration, production, monitoring, and...more
In This Issue:
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
- Oil & Gas Litigation: New Decision May Impede Fracking on Federal Land
- Intellectual Property: Non-Practicing Entities (Patent Trolls) Target Oil and Gas...more
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
We continue to monitor patent literature for water and liquid treatment technologies related to hydraulic fracturing (see our October 7, 2012 blog entry, for example). We did not see as many granted patents in 2010 and 2011...more
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Patent filings which refer to hydraulic fracturing are on the rise. In fact, the number appears to have almost doubled in the past five years. This is based on a review of the published patent applications at the USPTO web...more
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In This Issue: The Bayh-Dole Act 30th Anniversary Event; The Greatest Generation vs. Generation Y: Barbie® vs. Bratz® -- The Battle Continues; Design Patents: Don’t Overlook Their Potential Value; Federal Circuit Affirms...more
Despite the recent explosion of interest in environmentally friendly technologies, many of the scientific and engineering principles underlying green technologies have been around for decades. For example, harnessing power...more
In December 2009, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a pilot program to accelerate the examination of certain patent applications pertaining to green technologies. These technologies include...more
Earlier this week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a pilot program to accelerate the examination of certain “green” technology patent applications.
Pending patent applications in green technologies...more
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In the near future, biofuel feedstock patents have the potential to dominate the biofuel patent landscape by covering the most cost-effective means of production. Biomass feedstock is already recognized as the most...more
“Cleantech” has become a buzzword for venture capitalists over the past few years. In fact, many if not most venture capital and private equity firms have decided to devote considerable time and resources to this burgeoning...more
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