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Critical IP Issues Surrounding the Energy Transition

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A host of questions are arising about the intellectual property rights attached to energy transition projects because of enormous investments in the space and the cutting-edge technologies that follow.

Energy transition projects attracted roughly $1.7 trillion in investments worldwide in 2023, according to recent International Energy Agency estimates. The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) recently closed with an agreement to signal the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era, underpinned by deep emissions cuts and scaled-up finance for climate action.

The hopes of the energy transition rest, in part, on cutting-edge technology, and for that reason, new laws and regulations are greatly incentivising investments in energy transition projects.

This article explores some of the IP issues that companies should consider to better prepare for the inevitable challenges ahead.

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