Advancing Cutting-Edge Solutions to Climate Challenges
Fenwick has a long and proud history of working with companies at the forefront of alternative energy and other climate tech-related technologies. We combine deep technical insight with legal acumen to help advance solutions to climate challenges we collectively face.
Our climate tech team helps clients in all areas of renewable energy – biofuels, chemical, electric, solar and wind – to successfully navigate the intellectual property, corporate, tax and litigation challenges faced in today’s highly competitive environment.
In recent years, our Climate Tech practice has expanded considerably in order to keep pace with this growing sector. Today, companies, investors and academic/research institutions in all areas of energy consumption, power management and alternative fuels and materials rely on our attorneys for a wide range of legal services, including:
- Corporate governance
- Securities offerings
- Venture capital/private equity
- M&A transactions (buy-side and sell-side)
- Licensing and significant collaborations
- IP strategy and prosecution
- Complex IP litigation
- Employment and labor
- Executive compensation and employee benefits
- Domestic and international tax
Why Climate Tech Companies Choose Fenwick
We understand the science behind our clients
We have a deeper understand of our clients’ technologies because we hire professionals with advanced technical degrees from Stanford, MIT, Johns Hopkins and other leading academic institutions, as well as post-graduate hands-on industry experience in the areas of chemistry, biology, electrical and mechanical engineering.
With this combined legal and technical expertise, you will receive value from the start because you will be working with professionals who truly understand your business and can provide creative and practical guidance to help you achieve your goals.
We are deeply entrenched in the venture community
Fenwick has deep and long-standing relationships with the most active venture capitalists in all technologies and all stages of funding. We know better than almost any other law firm how the venture community works – everything from which investors are specifically interested in your technology and stage of growth, to when it makes sense to remain independent or pursue and IPO or merger. We can also provide you with guidance on business model issues, fundraising strategy and development of quality investor materials suitable for meaningful evaluation.
Our intellectual property professionals help companies at all stages of development
We have been working with rapidly evolving companies at the forefront of innovation for more than five decades. Our seasoned patent professionals provide patent counseling and prosecution services for all sizes of patent portfolios and for dozens of climate tech-related technologies, including cellulosic ethanol, biosynthetic fuel production, carbon fixation technologies, nuclear material management systems, power supply, power control and power management circuits, and software. Our climate tech clients also rely on us to draft and negotiate licensing agreements.