Intellectual Property Science, Computers & Technology Energy & Utilities

Read Intellectual Property Law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
News & Analysis as of

North Carolina Legislators Look to Criminalize Disclosure of Fracking Fluids

As many states and the federal government look towards calling for greater disclosure and regulation of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, state senators in North Carolina appear to be pushing against the tide in...more

Business Litigation Report -- May 2014

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..Cloud Computing Is a Hot Topic… in Business and the Courtroom - Noted With Interest: ..Garlock: Lifting the Veil on Asbestos Trust Claims - Practice Area...more

Clean Energy Patent Growth Index – 2013 Year in Review

The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) has released its 2013 Year in Review report. The report, tracking green patent trends by sector, provides some interesting insight on the status of Energy Technology investing....more

Wyoming Supreme Court Remands Fracking Chemical Disclosure Case to District Court for Reconsideration

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

Trade Secrets Trend To Watch In 2014: Government Regulations Requiring Public Disclosure Of Proprietary Information

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

2013 Water Technology US Patent Landscape Anual Report

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

Explore - Insights from DLA Piper Mining Sector (Global)

In This Issue: - Editorial - 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

BP International Limited v Neste Oil Oyj [2013] APO 46

In August this year, Australian patent application 2003258753 (“the application”) directed to diesel fuel compositions was successfully opposed on the ground that the application did not disclose the best method of performing...more

Capital Infusion: Protecting Innovation in Fast-Paced Energy Markets: Expediting the Review and Issuance of U.S. Patent...

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

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Intellectual Property: Patent Marking: An Important Consideration For All Patented Products

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

Energy Newsletter - May 2013

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

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

Patents on Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Water

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

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

Hydraulic Fracturing Patent Literature on the Rise (With Nanotech Contributions)!

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

Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Patenting Shows Connections With Cleantech and Nanotech

Hydraulic fracturing (HF) has become a substantial economic force and the subject of strong policy debate. HF has several connections to cleantech, including issues of water treatment and disposal. Recent patents related to...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

Intellectual Property Issues Within the Supply Chain

Totaro & Associates has taken a look at some of the issues associated with controlling your intellectual property rights when dealing with vendors. We discuss protocols for vendor qualification related to patent clearance...more

IP News & Comment - November 2010

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

Greentech IP Landscaping

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

Green Tech Gets the Green Light - By William Holtz, Ph.D.

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

Energy and Clean Technology Intellectual Property Alert: USPTO Announces Program to Accelerate Review of Green Technology

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

Protecting Innovation: Cleantech and Patents Are Natural Allies

In recent years, the private sector’s efforts to develop responses to environmental challenges have focused strongly on technological solutions. For many businesses in this field, patent protection for innovative technology...more

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Imminent Funding Opportunities for Clean Tech Companies But Funding Comes with Conditions

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 represents the largest government stimulus package in U.S. history. As has been widely reported, President Obama has made the development and adoption of clean technologies a...more

What I Learned from Billboards

I think of billboards often when working on trial graphics, because both billboards and trial graphics benefit from a clear understanding of information architecture – the art and science of structuring and presenting...more

27 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 2

Follow Intellectual Property Updates on: