Green Energy Technologies

With unmatched breadth of experience across diverse and converging technologies, Foley’s Green Energy Technologies attorneys provide the full spectrum of legal services to help you navigate legal and regulatory hurdles, commercialize your innovations, and achieve profitable business growth.
Whether siting an offshore wind project, raising funds to acquire a solar PV project, or patenting a portfolio of electrochemical cell (battery) innovation, Foley is well positioned to partner with you every step of the way.
When entering a new and rapidly growing industry like cleantech, it is critical that you get well-rounded legal advice that takes into consideration a combination of your business objectives, market opportunities, and changing legal and regulatory landscape. Foley’s Green Energy Technologies attorneys offer a depth of technical experience, market knowledge, and legal know-how to help you maximize your business opportunities, protect your technologies ─ such as biofuel, water, solar, batteries, and smart grid technologies ─ and prepare for the uncertainties ahead.

Representative Matters

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Developed patent application and strategy related to a novel utility financial model involving the financing of new low energy utility systems.
This suit involves greentech technology for controlled water usage in restroom environments. The involved product is a very high profile, high value commercial technology, and has substantial impact on water usage and on the profitability of the company. In related matters, this client was also involved in a multi count trademark and unfair competition lawsuit with Zurn and was resolved favorably for our client, Sloan. Further, Foley has secured a reissued patent which is the subject of the patent law suit and prevented Zurn from issuing a competitive patent by virtue of our filing an InterPartes reissue against the Zurn patent. We have also obtained substantial patent coverage worldwide for Sloan covering a broad range of products including the previously mentioned greentech product which has substantial implications for control of the market.
Represented an emerging company formed out of a major university on the West Coast in the solar energy arena. Foley counseled the venture in terms of fundraising and patent procurement. Additional new technology development has been funded by investments from major Fortune 500 companies by virtue of the company's patent portfolio.

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