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Clean Technologies

We are experienced in assisting chemical companies in protecting, enforcing, and monetizing intellectual property relating to compounds, compositions, and a wide variety of chemical processes. Our team members hold degrees in pure and applied chemistry as well as chemical engineering. The team also benefits from related industry experience.

We deal with many different companies in the areas of clean tech, operating in the following fields:

  • Biofuels and Biomass
  • Wind and Solar energy
  • Green transportation
  • Green building technologies and chemistry
  • Hydropower
  • Energy Efficient Devices and Systems
  • Fuel Cells
  • Technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Our representative experience includes:

  • Development of patent portfolio covering membrane process-based water purification technology that has been subsequently acquired by multinational conglomerate for over US$80M;
  • Patenting of, and conducting freedom to operate project for, membrane process technology for facilitating petrochemical separations
  • Patenting of plasma reactor-based hydrogen production technology and related due diligence
  • Patenting of pyrolytic decomposition of fatty acids for fuel production
  • Wide-ranging patent-related advice relating to algae-based carbon capture technology including patent due diligence, patent development, commercialization, and freedom to operate study of integration of algae-based carbon capture technology within industrial CO2-emitting process
  • Developing and executing on patent strategy relating to novel emulsion fuel technology
  • Conducting patent due diligence during acquisition of metal hydride storage material technology and continuing development of related patent portfolio
  • Patenting and assisting with commercialization of university-developed thin film polymeric coating compositions for automotive applications
  • Patenting, supporting commercialization efforts, reviewing competitive IP landscape, and enforcing patents relating to pipeline coatings
  • Patenting of lubricants and fuel additives
  • Patenting of plastic recycling processes
  • Patenting of plastic extrusions processes
  • Patenting of wind turbine blade designs
  • Patenting of solar cells and integrated solar power system technologies
  • Patent due diligence for investments in biofuel technologies

Have a question for a professional in our clean tech group? See which members of our team can help you get started.

Our People

Kazim Agha

Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Charles Boulakia

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Mitchell Charness

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Peter Everitt

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

David Greer

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Kenneth Hanna

Lawyer, Senior Litigator, Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Steven Leach

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Bobby Leung

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Ken Ma

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Ottawa

Stephen Martin

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Erin Stuart

Lawyer - Associate

Ottawa

Victoria Townsend

Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Christine Wong

Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Recent IP & Firm News

Canadian Patent Office launches Green Technology Initiative

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) recently announced that they are developing a new initiative that would expedite the examination of patent applications related to green technology.

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