The ongoing discussion between solar energy stakeholders and utilities concerning the merits of net metering and the best approach to ensure that ratepayers with installed solar power systems contribute appropriately to overall…more
Patents are often a company’s most important asset. Thus, when a company is contracting with the federal government, the contractor has to proceed with caution to avoid loss of patent rights. Government contracts can include…more
Wyoming was first in the nation with requiring oilfield service companies to submit the ingredients in fracking fluids to a governmental agency – the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (Commission). In the interest of…more
One of the questions most often asked of patent attorneys is: “Is this patentable?” Such a question may apply to the questioner’s own invention or to the purported invention of another.
While it may appear to be a simple…more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted today to approve a revised ??"position limits" rule intended to limit speculation in derivatives markets for certain energy, ?agriculture, and metals commodities. The CFTC…more
The University of Wyoming College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR), is hosting its “Landscape Discussion on Energy Law in Wyoming” in Laramie on November 13, 2013. The announced goals of the…more
In a move that had been in the works for a while, the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that its Clean Energy Application Centers have been rebranded as CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships, or CHP TAPs. The…more
On October 16, 2013, new Federal Communication Commission rules took effect to further protect consumers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). See 47 U.S.C. § 227; 47 C.F.R. § 64.1200. The changes ordered…more
On October 16, 2013, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) upheld the September 3, 2013 decision by an Administrative Law Judge that approved a $3.8 million rate increase for Colorado Natural Gas, Inc. (CNG) in a…more
On June 12, 2013, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) granted two motions for summary judgment based on lack of Applicant’s bona fide intent.
In the first of these decisions, Pacific Poultry Company, Limited v…more
In a decision unprecedented in the United States, on October 17, 2013 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously to adopt an energy storage requirement for the state’s investor-owned utilities. The…more
Last July, Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorney West Allen testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary ?Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts on the negative effects that automatic spending cuts, ?or budget sequestration, would…more
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States granted? six separate petitions for ?certiorari from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia upholding ?EPA’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas…more
Colorado now has its first new natural gas local distribution company since 1997. Niobrara NatGas LLC received a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in CPUC…more
If you’re just launching a new business, there are a few things you need to consider before getting too far along in the name game. Sure, you may have come up with what may well be the most brilliant brand in existence. Ever…more
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