Cleantech Investment Briefing

Denver Presentation

10/8/2008

Clean Technology, Corporate, Emerging Companies + Venture Capital, Environmental Permitting + Regulation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Interferences, IP Due Diligence, Land Use + Development, Technology Transactions, and Patent Litigation

Denver, CO

James J. Mullen III and Michael Jacob Steel

James J. Mullen III and Michael Jacob Steel

Seminar

Note: Registration for this event has been closed. If you would like a copy of the program materials,  please contact Wendy Olson.

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Overview

Investment in the Cleantech sector is moving fast.  In 2007, Cleantech firms received $5.18 billion in venture capital across the United States and Europe.  Investors in the first two quarters of 2008 have deployed $3.1 billion already.  Many investment banks are committing staff expertise and investment to Cleantech.  Despite current economic challenges, Cleantech investing remains strong across quarterly fluctuations.
 
CORE Colorado, sponsored by Morrison & Foerster invites you to a panel of Cleantech investors, industry experts and legal practitioners - including the Corporate, Energy, Land Use and Intellectual Property / Patent practice groups.  Together these leaders in the field will address the opportunities for Cleantech investment.

Discussion Topics
The discussion will focus on five of the fastest-moving Cleantech investment­ areas–carbon sequestration, cellulosic and algae-based biofuels, solar (photovoltaic and concentrating solar power), water and energy efficiency/energy intelligence. Specific topics will include:

  • Investment trends for 2008 and 2009
  • Market segment growth and change
  • Leveraging current and emerging regulations and incentives for maximizing return on Cleantech investments
  • Protecting and managing intellectual property
  • Facilitating strategic financial transactions and relationships

Speakers:

William Sarni, CEO, Domani Sustainability Consulting (moderator)
Tim Connor, Partner, Sequel Venture Partners
Whitney Holmes, Partner (Corporate), Morrison & Foerster
Peter Hanschen, Senior Counsel (Energy), Morrison & Foerster
Michael Steel, Partner (Land Use/Environmental Law), Morrison & Foerster
James Mullen, Of Counsel (Intellectual Property), Morrison & Foerster

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