Patents / Cleantech

“Inventions that straddle the boundaries between traditional technology sectors, headed for a fast-moving, competitive market: filing quality cleantech patents is a challenge to be met with a dedicated team.”


The cleantech innovation market is fast and highly competitive. The demand for clean technologies is high, and still rising in emerging, fast-growing economies.

Most innovations for this market are developed using very diverse technologies, often new or emerging.

Making sure that a cleantech invention is fully protected by patent rights can therefore require technical backgrounds in different branches of learning and technology, as well as the ability to understand the interactions between them.

It can require the ability to assess the actual innovative reach of an invention, to obtain the necessary protection in a short time and to follow extension procedures in several countries. Including emerging ones.

Clients appreciate our cleantech team chiefly because all its patent attorneys are specialised in typical cleantech technology areas.

If the need arises for competence in other disciplines, our team can quickly tap the wide range of different expertise that is on hand within the firm. This allows us to provide timely, high quality answers on even the most complex issues.

Our cleantech clients include start-up companies, small and medium enterprises and multinationals as well as universities and research centres in Italy and abroad.

We have filed patents for cleantech inventions across a variety of industries, gaining experience also in critical countries from the point of view of legislation or procedures.

We have dealt with cleantech technology transfers, assignments and licenses.

Our approach to intellectual property is global, and tends to develop an overall strategy that reflects the client’s priorities as well as the market’s potential.

Our experience with patent applications for cleantech inventions mostly concerns the following areas:



Photovoltaic plants Biofuels
Solar absorbing materials Biocides with reduced environmental impact
Biodegradation of plastic materials


Decontamination of land

Passive air conditioning of buildings Civil waste treatment
Heat recovery plants Devices for ecotoxicological analysis of water
Thermal valorisation plants Biodegradable materials
Industrial plants with reduced environmental impact Microorganisms for ecological use

Superabsorbent biodegradable polymers

Biological systems for the hydrogeological setting of land

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