In the Life Science and Biotech Industries no asset matters more than intellectual property: Pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturing, bio-engineering and other science-based companies valuation and revenues depend on the status and success of their IP portfolios. McGurk Group helps you develop legal strategies that guide, shape, monetize, and protect your innovations.
Clean Energy Intellectual Property Expertise and Services
We are aware of the high level of investment required for research and development of novel clean energy technologies, including batteries, electric vehicles, reverse osmosis filters, clean energy management architectures & apps, green hydrogen processes and products, clean diesel fuel solutions, improved and enhanced PV technology, waste water treatments, robust and clean agricultural improvement technologies, and water and energy systems manufactured for the sole purpose of assisting those populations living in underdeveloped countries. By partnering with clients we help them optimize the market potential of their innovations and protect against third party challenges. Our comprehensive intellectual property services include business strategy, licensing, due diligence, patent prosecution and procurement, legal opinions, and litigation support. McGurk Group acts for a variety of clients in the clean energy field.
Our strengths include:
- IP strategy development
- IP audit and landscape analysis
- Due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and partnering
- Drafting and negotiating license agreements
- U.S. & International patent filings, including drafting, filing, and prosecuting services
- Litigation support
Our experience covers a wide range of technical subject-matter including batteries, electric vehicles, reverse osmosis filters, clean energy management architectures & apps, green hydrogen processes and products, clean diesel fuel solutions, enhanced PV technology, waste water treatments, clean agricultural technology, and water and energy producing systems for populations living in underdeveloped countries.
Work for clients in Clean Energy IP
The energy metering space is highly competitive with hundreds, if not more, competitors, in a highly regulated space. Our client was seeking guidance on a potential funding opportunity from a clean energy venture group, that would allow our client to expand their business in the U.S. and beyond. Given the size of the market, we recommended the undertaking of an FTO study to determine the level of head-on competition. As expected, the global market was large with many known and unknown competitors. In view of the novel aspects of our client’s patented and pending applications we were able to steer the client away from any impediments and/or advise of any easy work arounds if impediments presented themselves.
We were asked to investigate a novel membrane technology that was 40% more efficient and used less energy. The improvements resulted from using raised surfaces on interior membrane surfaces, which allowed for more efficient water flow through the membrane product and resulted in less clogging and therefor more energy savings. We carefully studied the IP portfolio and had several communications with the target company, to assure our client that the highly competitive membrane space did not have competing technology that would interfere with the target business plan. We were able to provide an opinion to our client that any unknown risks were unlikely to have a negative impact.
Conducted due diligence for a company addressing the pollution caused by diesel fuel engines. Among other things, we conducted a FTO study to determine the scope of the relevant market for cleaner fuels for use in diesel engines. Based on our review of the target company’s patented technology and the FTO results, we were able to advise our client that the target company was a sound investment.