Shifting pollution control requirements are creating opportunities for the development of "clean tech": energy production and use technologies that cause less pollution, rely on renewable sources, use less energy or use it more efficiently. The rapidly growing clean tech sector has attracted billions of dollars in investment and is one the largest sectors of venture capital investment.
Through its broad range of experience and services, Schiff Hardin can help ensure protection of new intellectual property, facilitate financing of clean tech projects, assist projects with regulatory compliance issues, and assist in integration of clean tech into the electricity generation system. Clean tech is being developed and introduced at a rapid pace and, as the rules of the game undergo rapid transformation, Schiff Hardin attorneys are well equipped to help clients navigate existing and uncharted waters.
Because of our experience with clean tech related developments Schiff Hardin attorneys are well positioned to assist clients with:
Intellectual Property Representation Schiff Hardin lawyers routinely provide clients with a broad range of intellectual property representation, including:
- Obtaining and protecting patents, copyrights and trademarks
- Protecting trade dress and trade secrets
- Assisting with franchising, licensing and electronic commerce issues
Establishing Financing Schiff Hardin has vibrant Private Equity and Corporate Finance practices, which can assist clean tech entrepreneurs in raising capital for clean tech projects, as well as represent venture capital investors, investment funds, financial intermediaries and other investors in their investment activities, including structuring of investments.
Business Organization Schiff Hardin has a long history of helping clients build companies. We can assist start-up clean tech companies regarding corporate structure, taxation, regulatory compliance and financing. We can also assist start-up companies with their day-to-day legal needs in matters involving contracts, labor, employee benefits, environmental, real estate and litigation.