Energy and Clean Technology

Our clients benefit from the experience of Swanson & Bratschun attorneys who have, beyond their legal expertise, specialized knowledge in energy production and clean technology. Our attorneys and agents have worked in or been associated with a variety of industries where they gained experience related to energy and clean technology. Technical backgrounds include software, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, biology, and material science. Swanson & Bratschun attorneys and agents are actively involved in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the energy and clean technology area, and regularly provide IP strategy and planning in this field including due diligence analyses for investment firms, freedom to operate opinions, and infringement and invalidity opinions. Representative technologies where the attorneys and agents of Swanson & Bratschun have successfully prosecuted energy and clean technology patent applications include:

  • Biofuel, synthetic fuel, and biodiesel production, including production of biofuels using microorganisms
  • Innovations in materials science and technology, including chemical and catalyst science
  • Energy storage and delivery systems including battery and fuel cell technology
  • Electric motors
  • Renewable power systems, including solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy production
  • Water purification and water conservation technologies
  • Energy management systems software development
  • Efficiency technologies including integrated biorefinery processes