Clean Energy Collaborations
P. Landen, C. Jordan
Baker Botts LLP, US
Keywords: investment, start up, licensing, ethanol, renewable, energy, biofuels, solar
Abstract:Start-up ventures, funded largely by venture capitalists and in some cases the capital markets, have taken the early lead in the solar power industry and in early-stage development of second generation biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol. Most of these companies can be expected to have taken proactive efforts to secure their proprietary technology through patents and trade secrets protection schemes. In this presentation, Baker Botts explores key issues for both the strategic investor and the start-up in technology licensing, governance and exit.