Any product or service which improves efficiency, productivity or performance whilst reducing cost, energy consumption, waste or pollution falls under the Cleantech banner. At HGF we believe that a rigorous and effective but proportionate IP policy provides the essential bedrock to enable start-ups and established players to maximise the market opportunities that this technology warrants.

Businesses looking to provide such products or services often need to overcome significant barriers to entry, both in terms of competitive technological take-up and overcoming inertia or prejudice. Such problems are exacerbated when trying to access and gain ground in the highly regulated utility sectors. Recognising the challenges that the Cleantech sector has, and that the market for investment in the Cleantech sector is growing, our attorneys are well-versed in maximising IP impact during initial and growth stages of business development, as well as ensuring that smaller businesses have the correct tools and strategies to leverage their intellectual assets, obtain funding and successfully commercialise their offerings.

Our team of Cleantech specialists is ready to put its cross-specialist knowledge in biotech, chemistry, engineering, electronics and trade marks to work on protecting your inventions, designs and brands to shape your IP strategy. Working with our sister firm of IP solicitors, HGF offers unrivalled expertise in the Cleantech sector.

 

 

Sector

Headlines

Examples

ENERGY

Efficiency

Processes, recycling, reuse

 

Low Carbon energy production

Biomass, solar, wind, tidal, nuclear, geothermal, hydrogen

POLLUTION

Reduction

Air (including low carbon), water, soil, noise

 

Remediation

C sequestration, water and soil remediation

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Buildings

Materials, efficiency

 

Infrastructure

Smart grid, storage

 

Transport

Improved access, materials, H economy

Our team

The team includes attorneys with expertise across the entire spectrum of technology. HGF's attorneys carry degree-level and postgraduate qualifications in disciplines that are directly related and relevant to the Clean Tech space, and are not just experienced in their field - they have a real passion for the commercial and academic aspect of their practice too, and many have worked in educational and research institutions as well as for major companies. This means HGF's professionals stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in the Clean Tech sector: they're as passionate about innovation as you are.

Our clients

Our attorneys have helped universities, spin-outs and start-ups, as well as established businesses, in identifying, obtaining and exploiting the IP assets in the Clean Tech space. We have also conducted IP due diligence for significant PEs and VC investments on Clean Tech IP portfolios, including due diligence on the world’s top 100 Clean Tech start-up businesses. To learn more about our Clean Tech background, see our team below or contact enquiries@hgf.com, who will be able to give you more information regarding our services.

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