Energy &

Power

The global population is growing, and so is the demand for power – but growing just as quickly is the realisation that fossil fuels must be cut out of the generation equation. That means using a range of renewable energy sources, which are clean and attractive.

The extent of valuable IP in the energy and power industry has snowballed over the last two decades and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. What seems clear though is that no single technology can solve every challenge – so hybrid systems will likely come to the fore. Here at Mewburn Ellis our Energy and Power IP experts span our Engineering and Chemistry patent teams and they have a wide variety of technical backgrounds, this means we are well placed to consider all of the legal and scientific angles needed to build and defend a strong IP portfolio.

From batteries to hydrogen fuel cells, solar energy technologies to wave-power solutions and wind-power solutions we have extensive experience in assisting clients with obtaining IP rights in all of these areas and more. Our approach is flexible, meaning we can adapt and build multidisciplinary teams based on your specific needs.

We can help you to take advantage of the patent system to protect your innovations. We have significant experience in getting applications in this space granted at the EPO and UKIPO and have a strong track record of successfully challenging the IP rights of others in this area.

Read our Energy Storage spotlight page for more information.

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Green IP Report

Patents are both a driver and a barometer of innovation

Our report examines the role of patents in making innovative ‘green’ technologies into a reality as well as how the patent landscape can be used to identify opportunities for partnering, collaboration and investment.

We share our enthusiasm and admiration for commercially-focused innovation across a diverse range of technologies, from repurposing carbon dioxide to make protein-rich foods, to the multi-faceted approach to a circular plastics economy. We also discuss the tantalising prospect of AI-mediated renewable energy supply, and the harnessing of battery tech from the EV boom to drive energy efficiency in consumer devices. This report reflects our passion for technology solutions that tackle our shared global challenge.

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Read our Blogs

How liquid air can store solar and wind energy

How liquid air can store solar and wind energy

by Callum McGuinn

Storing energy from solar and wind is a huge challenge. We talk to Highview Power, whose liquid air concept means solar and wind farms can store energy for the long term.

Electric ships are here. But how to charge them?

Electric ships are here. But how to charge them?

by Simon Parry

Ports need to supply ships with megawatts of power to charge in under two hours. The BlueStor consortium is developing batteries for the job.

Capturing solar and wind: how Geyser Batteries can balance the grid

Capturing solar and wind: how Geyser Batteries can balance the grid

by Callum McGuinn

The grid needs a rapid way to balance input and output. Geyser Batteries of Finland may have the ideal solution.

Sodium alternatives to lithium-ion batteries? Na, we’re not Li-ion!

Sodium alternatives to lithium-ion batteries? Na, we’re not Li-ion!

by Matthew Barton

The importance of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries in modern society is no secret. They dominate the rechargeable battery market due to their high power density and cycling stability, making them ...

Gigafactories & IP: Protecting the processes that power the future

Gigafactories & IP: Protecting the processes that power the future

by Sophie Chua

As the use of electric vehicles (EVs) becomes increasingly prevalent, demand for batteries is set to rise at an exponential rate. To meet this demand, we are seeing the development of more and more ...

Nuclear Fusion: A Case Study in the need for a cohesive IP Strategy at the forefront of science

Nuclear Fusion: A Case Study in the need for a cohesive IP Strategy at the forefront of science

by Alexander Savin

Following on the continued success in inertial confinement research reported from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the end of 2023 saw a slew ...

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FORWARD MAGAZINE

Mewburn Ellis Forward is a biannual publication that celebrates the best of innovation and exploration. Through its pages we hope to inform and entertain, but also to encourage discussion about the most compelling developments taking place in the scientific and entrepreneurial world. Along the way, we’ll engage with the IP challenges that international organisations face every day.