Fuel cell and battery developers and manufacturers are enjoying unprecedented growth as a result of the need for reliable backup power, more efficient hybrid automobiles, and more compact products for electronics. Morrison & Foerster represents emerging entrepreneurs and established companies in fuel cell and battery innovation, bringing new technologies and products to the marketplace.
We have a track record of helping our clients anticipate emerging state and local regulatory developments related to fuel cell and battery technology in their planning and development activities. We are expert in agreements related to research and development, developing technology in-house, sponsoring research at universities, and jointly developing with or acquiring technology from third parties, and accessing input materials, as well as agreements with distributors, sales representatives, and customers. We advise fuel cell and battery companies on their overall patent and intellectual property portfolio to help design a strategy to enhance competitive advantage. We are experienced advisors on the environmental and resulting legal concerns regarding the manufacture and disposal of batteries.