Energy & Natural Resources

Energy Intellectual Property Protection


  • Attained a $12 million verdict in a counterclaim in a breach of contract suit on behalf of client ADA-ES, Inc., a clean-coal technology firm, after an eight-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Calgon Carbide, a manufacturer of "powdered activated carbon." Calgon Carbon Corporation v. ADA-ES, Inc., No. 08-CV-01355 (W.D. Pa.).
  • Performed patent due diligence and freedom-to-operate studies in connection with an acquisition of a provider of “smart grid” control technologies.
  • Prosecuted several patent applications--on behalf of WeatherWise, Inc.--for business methods related to the presentation of capped bills for utility customers.