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Establishing A North American Clean Energy Beachhead

By Rodger Sadler, partner and Chi Cheung, associate, at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York and David Pamenter,� a partner and cleantech practice coordinator at Gowling Lafleur Henderson in Toronto. The catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores the urgency of reducing our energy dependence on burning fossil fuels and…

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Supreme Court Patent Ruling is Good News For Cleantech Business Models

By Rodger Sadler, partner and Chi Cheung, associate, at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court�s recent decision in Bilski v. Kappos is good news for clean energy innovators. The Bilski ruling ensures that the door to patenting business method inventions remains open, ending months of speculation that the Court might…

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China: Best Practice to Protect a Cleantech IP Portfolio

Earlier this afternoon, we spoke with two intellectual property�lawyers at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe on the risk of IP piracy in China, something we’ve written a lot about recently (see here or�here). The San Francisco-based law firm just issued a report urging for�greater technology sharing between Chinese and foreign clean energy companies. With China set…

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