Patenting Green Technologies
Crafting Patent Claims for Clean Energy Innovations
USPTO announces pilot program to accelerate examination of green tech patent applications
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss developing patent applications for environmental technology claims to meet patentability requirements and will outline best practices for enforcing IP rights.
- Writing a patent and claiming to be green
A. Issues to consider
B. Invention design to meet and/or define regulations
C. Patents relating to new materials and repurposed materials
D. Improved energy efficiency
- Accelerating prosecution of green inventions
A. Petition to Make Special
B. Peer to patent review
- Enforcement strategies
B. Policing patent
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What subject matter should be protected by a patent application for sustainable technology inventions?
- What steps can companies and counsel take to expedite the application process?
- What are the key strategies for companies and counsel seeking to protect green innovations?
Dr. Michael R. Ward
Morrison & Foerster
His patent practice covers various technologies and aspects of patent law related to small molecules, protein... | Read More
His patent practice covers various technologies and aspects of patent law related to small molecules, protein therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, nuclear transfer cloning, and gene therapy, among others. His counseling work includes management and development of offensive and defensive patent portfolios, assessment and evaluation of patent infringement and validity issues.Close
He has a strong patent background in the medical device, electrical engineering, photonics, networking, e-commerce and... | Read More
He has a strong patent background in the medical device, electrical engineering, photonics, networking, e-commerce and telecommunication industries, focusing primarily on U.S., international and national phase patent prosecution and strategic counseling services. He has significant experience in litigating intellectual property issues for information technology companies.Close
Victor A. Cardona
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti
He is experienced in enforcing and procuring protection for patents, trademarks and copyrights. He co-chairs the firm's... | Read More
He is experienced in enforcing and procuring protection for patents, trademarks and copyrights. He co-chairs the firm's Cleantech Practice Group. He served as an Environmental Engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation where he evaluated the feasibility, effectiveness and implementation of environmental remediation technologies.Close