NK Patent Law has significant experience in patent application preparation and prosecution for renewable energy patents. Each of our professionals bring the skills from their engineering and science degrees to drafting and prosecution patent applications in the renewal energies space.

Our renewable energy patents practice is diverse and experienced, working with cutting edge and established technologies. Our clients have received funding, highly competitive grant awards, and have been acquired by major players looking to expand their offering or from competitors in the field.

Technologies that we have worked on include:

  • PV cells, including underlying material selection and composition;
  • PV collectors and related hardware and components;
  • Wind and Water turbines;
  • Energy Monitoring systems for monitoring energy usage of commercial, residential, and industrial facilities; and
  • Alternative energy systems.

Lyle Gravatt works in the group as well, having a degree in physics and having experience in smart-grid infrastructures, electroparamagentic resonance imaging and GPS-related systems.

Dr. Brian MacDonald earned a PhD from the Georgia Tech through research in experimental nuclear physics conducted at many U.S. national laboratories.

Joseph Shin has an extensive and wide range of technical knowledge, including experience with alternative energy systems.

Representative Work

U.S. Patent No. 8,994,201
“Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”
A turbine assembly is provided. The turbine assembly includes a plurality of sails and a generator assembly configured to convert rotation thereabout to power. A brake assembly may be provided. The brake assembly may include a magnet assembly that rotates with rotation of the plurality of sails, a conducting plate initially spaced-apart from the magnet assembly, and an actuator for translating the conducting plate relative to the magnet assembly during rotation thereof to thereby induce eddy currents that create a magnetic field acting on the conducting plate to impart a retarding force to control the rotational speed thereof. A control module is configured to control the actuator to adjust the spacing between the magnet assembly and the conducting plate in order to maintain the turbine assembly at a predetermined speed.

U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2013/0194723
“Use of organic and organometallic high dielectric constant material for improved energy storage devices and associated methods “
A dielectric material is provided. The dielectric material includes at least one layer of a substantially continuous phase material. The material is selected from the group consisting of an organic, organometallic, or combination thereof in which the substantially continuous phase material has delocalized electrons.