Energy Patents

As we move from traditional carbon-based sources of energy to sustainable sources such as wind and solar, innovation has never been more important for this sector. Our clients are finding more efficient ways to get energy to the market, and are developing innovative ways to extract the maximum benefit from energy sources, such as the use of novel catalysts.

Exploring and accessing energy reservoirs is extremely expensive. Technology that can better characterise the resources available, and extract valuable data to support more efficient operations, can make a significant difference to the viability of an energy resource. 

Our specialist energy team has significant experience in the power, oil and gas and renewable energy sectors in Australia and overseas.

With their extensive engineering and technical knowledge they can quickly understand the potential of your products and processes in this area, and ensure you leverage your IP to your full advantage.

We act for many major energy companies working in Australia and New Zealand, and suppliers of energy technology.

Freehills Patent Attorneys technical range of expertise includes

  • Wind and wave power
  • Solar thermal energy
  • Recovery and treatment of gases
  • Coal seam gas
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • Clean coal technology
  • Thermoelectric devices

Freehills Patent Attorneys Energy expertise in action

We work with the Energy division of one of Australia’s leading research bodies, advising on patentability, including conducting novelty and landscaping searches to understand the scope of protection in key technology areas.

Our Attorneys also work with both the head US office of a large multinational energy resources company and their Australian arm. We prepare, file and prosecute a large patent portfolio generated from local innovations and work with the main US business to secure protection in Australia for foreign innovations.

Meet our Energy experts