HOW GOING GREEN CAN BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS
We specialise in helping businesses involved in clean and green technologies to obtain commercially useful patents for their inventions. We have helped many businesses to protect ideas relating to inventions including: inverter systems that facilitate the use of feed-in electricity tariffs; wind turbine and solar PV systems; energy storage systems; highly-insulated building blocks and roof panels; sustainable buildings; high U-value glazing systems; domestic heating; recycling of waste material; high-efficiency internal combustion engines, to name but a few. Our technical expertise in this area and our deep understanding of the underlying mechanics, physics and materials engineering is what makes us so well-placed to assist in obtaining patents and other IP rights in this rapidly growing sector.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO, or Patent Office) operates a “Green Channel” scheme that allows patent applications relating to green technology to be fast tracked through the search and examination procedure. Using this facility, we have helped several businesses to obtain granted UK patents in less than a year from filing, which has helped them to secure external investment and to have greater confidence in expanding the geographical coverage of their IP portfolios.
The use of the Green Channel scheme can be advantageous also if you are planning to file overseas because a favourable, or partially favourable, examination report from the UKIPO can be used to fast-track corresponding overseas patent applications in certain other countries (notably the US and Japan) using bilateral agreements known as the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH).
If you would like to know how we can help you to obtain patents for green technology, then please contact us for an initial phone, skype or in-person consultation.