Alternative Energy

Alternative energy refers to any source of usable energy, including solar, wind, geothermal, hydrogen, and biofuel that can be used in place of traditional and nonrenewable fuel sources.

The undeniable demands on our planet's limited natural resources and the effects of climate change has made this one of the fastest growing technologies in the world. The vast number of companies and entrepreneurs developing alternative technologies to make our planet a better place, increases the importance of guarding valuable patents and other intellectual property assets. New related legal issues lead to new laws and unique litigation.

Merchant & Gould's Alternative Energy Practice possesses deep knowledge and experience in providing a wide array of services relating to alternative energy. The services include IP prosecution, counseling, licensing and litigation. We partner with clients of all sizes - from start-up companies and individual entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, nationwide and around the world. Our experience in alternative energy includes the following industries:

  • Bioenergy & Biofuels
  • Clean Transportation
  • Electric Grid
  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Efficient Technologies
  • Hydroelectric
  • Recycling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar Thermal
  • Solar Photo Voltaics
  • Thin Films
  • Wind Power