Energy & Cleantech

Keeping your portfolio clean

Watermark is deeply committed to working with leading companies who strive to reduce our ecological footprint.  We understand that your work depends on successfully developing, protecting, managing and commercialising your IP portfolio.

Our experienced team has the technical expertise and industry insight to protect your energy or cleantech innovation.  We keep up to date with industry related issues affecting green technology so that we can provide the right advice for you to sustain your growth and our world well into the future.

Watermark understands a range of areas:

  • Organic solar cell research
  • Solar collectors
  • Tidal power
  • Hydraulic ram energy extraction systems
  • Wind energy
  • Bio-fuel production
  • Alternative fuels
  • Fuel efficient engines
  • Thermal storage
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable building design
  • Energy management
  • Grid spike management systems
  • Power electronics
  • Water treatment
  • Bio-filtration systems
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Carbon trading
  • Environmental impact
  • Humane animal deterrent systems
  • Methane generators
  • Oil and gas energy
  • Mining
  • Efficient energy generation and load management
  • Biodegradable materials

We look forward to adding your technology to the list, and helping you make a positive contribution to the future of the planet.

Recent Experience

These are just a few of our recent cleantech and energy successes:

Mining exploration equipment designer and manufacturer
Patent infringement proceedings

We successfully acted for a large designer and manufacturer of mining exploration equipment in connection with patent infringement proceedings.  The plaintiff alleged infringement of a patent for a core orientation tool used in exploration drilling.  Our client defended the claim and brought a cross claim seeking revocation of the patent.  The proceedings were effectively settled on confidential terms and orders.


Mulitnational mining investment house
European opposition

We managed a successful European opposition to a patent concerning nickel laterite leaching on behalf of a subsidiary of a significant multinational mining investment house.  Our input received favourable EPO Opposition Division feedback.

This project involved locating relevant prior art and preparing the opposition case with the assistance of a European associate.  We also worked on the corresponding Australian case where the applicant withdrew the application before the opposition hearing.


Drilling and exploration technologies
Patent application through to registration

We productively managed a patent portfolio for a client active in the fields of drilling telemetry, surveying and core sampling.  This work included original drafting of patent applications, prosecution, registration and handling third party disputes.  We interacted with the Deep Exploration Technologies CRC based in Adelaide and university-based research on related projects.


Get in touch to find out how Watermark can help your business.

Areas of expertise

Patents & Designs
Trade Marks
IP Legal
IP Advisory
Competitive Business Intelligence

Get in Touch

Paul Fong

Principal, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney

Western Australia

Kim Nicholson

Senior Associate, Lawyer & Trade Marks Attorney

New South Wales

Leanne Oitmaa

Principal, Lawyer, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney

Western Australia

Ray Tettman

Principal, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney