We advise clean technology companies of various sizes and stages of commercialization. We have worked with companies involved in wind, solar, energy storage, and power electronics to name a few. We know firsthand the IP challenges that our clients will face. With this experience, we work together with our clients to develop business-oriented, practical, and effective legal solutions.

We are able to guide our clients through complex IP challenges that will define their success, including:

  • Patent and trademark portfolio building, including strategy, counseling and prosecution
  • Freedom to operate and patent landscape assessments and invalidity and non-infringement opinions
  • Litigation and post-grant proceedings at the USPTO
  • Counseling on licensing and other IP-based transactions

A number of our attorneys have previously worked in-house in the clean technology industry. It is this firsthand experience that differentiates our practice and enables us to offer superior IP support.

Firm Highlights

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

Publication/Podcast

2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...

Matter

Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Matter

Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...