Cleantech attorneys at Fish are experienced at working within both the open and closed innovation models on the client side. From our offices around the world, our legal professionals advise cleantech companies of all sizes throughout all cycles of development and growth.
The scientific breadth and depth of our attorneys and technology specialists set us apart from general practice firms. Knowing firsthand the challenges that our clients face means that we can help the smallest start-up to the largest multinational corporation create and capture value within either the open or closed innovation model.
Much of the cleantech innovation today is originating within small start-up companies. These companies face complex IP challenges that will define the success of their businesses. For example:
What effect does open innovation have on ownership of IP?
How can IP be protected and monetized?
How do we negotiate with potential partners and customers?
A number of attorneys within our Cleantech practice previously worked in-house at large corporations heavily involved in the cleantech industry. It is this firsthand experience that differentiates our practice and enables us to offer superior IP support to our cleantech clients.
Global IP Protection The demand for clean technology, especially in the field of alternative energy, is apparent around the globe. International collaborations are not uncommon in this space, despite the fact that IP-related laws and practices regarding the enforcement and ownership of IP differ from country to country. Clients of all sizes should work with IP counsel who understand the pitfalls of crossing jurisdictions and who can guide and negotiate the resulting complex agreements in this environment.
Our cleantech attorneys hail from multinational corporations and have years of experience managing international agreements. They also benefit from the significant expertise resident in our Munich international office.