(PRWEB) October 17, 2010
For years, technology developers have grappled with issues relating to their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) as they develop feasible solutions to extract economically viable electricity from tidal currents. As the demand for tidal energy installations heightens, companies are increasingly aware of the need to seek advice to help them navigate the patenting process and related forms of IP protection.
Additionally, as small innovative technology pioneers gain more media, government and corporate attention, the need to review investment or acquisition proposals is rapidly increasing. Tidal energy companies need to realise the true value of their IPR to drive the maximum benefits from future investments.
Jonathan Riley, a Commerce & Technology partner of Lawrence Graham LLP notes, “Now is the time for tidal companies to ensure that they have strong IPR protection and robust ‘future-proofed’ contracts which will optimise their balance sheet values.”
In addition to the conference and awards programme being held during the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit this November, Lawrence Graham LLP are running free one-to-one consultations with companies in the tidal energy sector who are looking for legal recommendations for the future of their businesses.
Jonathan adds that, “During this critical development time, Lawrence Graham are happy to partner with Tidal Today and the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit to deliver accessible legal advice to the tidal energy industry.”
The consultation service will be available to all conference delegates of the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit.
For more details about the conference programme and to book your ticket, view online: http://www.tidaltoday.com/tidal-legal
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