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.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting normally offer a wide range of services in biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis. These companies should have business and financial services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans and bio market research. The company also offers technical and engineering related services like techno economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis and expert witness engagements. They might also have strategic partnerships in place to assist clients with insurance, legal, accounting, plant fabrication, feedstock procurement.
With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has biomass ip experts, as well experts in many specific clean and renewable areas, including anaerobic digestion, fermentation, biomass, conversion technologies for things like tires and railroad ties, organic synthesis, fuel additives, ethanol gas, biodiesel fuel including algae biofuels, solid state and industrial fermentation, green energy grants, ag biotech, agricultural waste, alcohol fuels, alternative proteins and animal-free products, sustainable foods, beverage fermentation, biocatalysis, biodiesel conversion, biogas production, biomass power, carbon intensity, co2 utilization, combined heat & power, Fischer-Tropsch technology, food waste, hydrothermal carbonization, industrial enzymes, landfill management, microbial fermentation, organic synthesis, plastic pyrolysis, plastic recycling, plastic waste, pyrolysis oil, reactor design, renewable identification number, the Renewable Fuel Standard (rfs2), solid recovered fuels, torrefaction and torrefied biomass, waste to energy, and waste-to-hydrogen. This is a multidisciplinary group of green energy consultants that is a virtual “one stop shop” for any client need and handles projects of all types and sizes.
Look at our experts and the services we provide. Most of our experts are also available to advise and serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation matters. For the larger projects, we specialize in putting together full service, interdisciplinary teams with one point of contact. See video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.