Clean Technology and Energy

Clean Technology and Energy

Clean technologies aim to increase the sustainability of human activity by reducing environmental footprints and minimising waste. The challenge lies not only in developing the solution but also ensuring the technology is cost effective and competitive.

Australia has a diverse clean technology industry. It ranges from alternative energy solutions, to recycling of waste materials and waste water, sustainable transport initiatives and energy efficient appliances and lighting.

The research and development of these technologies often requires significant early stage investment. So it’s important to ensure  intellectual property  rights  are properly protected from the initial stages of development. With their IP protected, enterprises working in this challenging industry are well placed to obtain crucial R&D grants, attract capital investment and maintain investor confidence.

Clean technologies often span multiple engineering and scientific fields. At Davies Collison Cave, we have the relevant technical expertise and experience to deal with the diverse technologies in this industry. The highly experienced attorneys in our Clean Technologies team have been selected for their particular expertise, including:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer and Software Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Physics.

We also understand the complexity  involved in commercialising technology in the clean technology and energy industry. We have an experienced team of trade mark and commercial lawyers who are experts at identifying and protecting your distinctive branding. They will work with you to draft appropriate commercial agreements and contracts to ensure your IP is secure.