Siemens v. General Electric was a widely followed patent infringement dispute with profound consequences for the clean energy sector. In a recent Law360 article, Sunstein LLP Patent Chair John W. Powell and patent attorney Andrew P. Siuta outlined the most important lessons and takeaways from this landmark, years-long matter.
According to John and Andrew, Siemens “serves as a vivid reminder of the intricate balance between innovation, legal boundaries and ethical considerations in the rapidly changing world of renewable energy.”
They discuss the following as crucial lessons:
The authors note that, as the clean energy sector continues to evolve, legal battles like this will likely become more frequent. With planning afoot for 2024, now is an ideal time to ensure that IP is prioritized in new clean energy endeavors.
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