Making Waves on the Ocean Energy Patent Landscape
- Michael V. Messinger & Richard B. Almon
- Clean Tech Law & Business
Companies and governments are searching for a way to reduce carbon emissions and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Generating energy from the ocean is a possible solution. This article describes some of the key technology and players in ocean energy. It also discusses the patent landscape for ocean energy, which includes current patent activity in ocean energy and the recent changes making waves on the offensive and defensive uses of patents that impact a company’s valuation and options. Finally, the article discusses the practical impact of these patent law changes on ocean energy company patent strategies.