What does a biomass intellectual property expert or biomass IP consultant do? First, let’s define what we mean by intellectual property in the bioeconomy. As research continues to advance, individuals and companies worldwide continue to seek new methods of converting biomass into fuels and chemicals. As companies seek funding, they are continually faced with ensuring that they have patent and other protections for their unique processes, and that their technology does not infringe on the patents or intellectual property of others.
A intellectual property expert in biomass will be someone with a significant background in this area, through education and/or experience. Biomass intellectual property matters often requires two types of experts – 1) attorneys; and 2) engineers or other experts capable of assessing and explaining the technology. These biomass IP experts may assist technology owners and investors in securing protecting or determining whether the intellectual property is properly protected, which obviously creates a significant value as a bar to competitors. The biomass IPs expert may review of the design, prepare cost opinions and assist with protection applications. In matters involving biomass litigation, the intellectual property experts will often be called up to give opinions as to specific technologies as the triers of fact seek to determine whether these technologies have violated patent protections.
At Lee Enterprises Consulting, we have a number of highly qualified experts that can assist with biomass or other renewable energy, renewable chemical or biofuels intellectual property matter. Feel free to call or email us for more information.