Naked Energy Policy on Intellectual Property Rights
This policy statement sets out the manner in which Naked Energy Limited and its associated companies (“Naked Energy”) deals with its intellectual property rights (“IPR”).
Naked Energy invests large amounts of engineering and financial resources into developing its products and processes. As a result, Naked Energy takes the resultant IPR very seriously.
Naked Energy’s IPR provides significant market and technological advantages. The company is committed to preserving and enhancing its competitive position through strategic IPR portfolio management.
This IPR portfolio management is under the leadership of Dr. Justin Hill at Olswang. Dr Hill has been recognized by Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500 as one of a select number of Leaders in the Field of IP. He has extensive experience coordinating global IPR strategy for world leading technology companies.
IP rights are crucial to the ongoing development of our business.
Naked Energy deals with all types of intellectual property and our international patent rights include the following patent families:
US Appln No. 13/426,306 – Hybrid Solar Collector
US Appln No. 13/426,253 – Heat Transfer Device
PCT/GB12/050621 – Hybrid Solar Collector
PCT/GB12/050620 – Heat Transfer Device
GB 1204980.5 – Solar Energy Converter
GB 1104722.2 – Solar Energy Converter
GB 1204978.9 – Heat Transfer Device
Naked Energy is also the owner of further IPRs that protect its products, processes, software, websites, designs, trading style, technologies and other valuable business assets including but not limited to trade mark rights, rights in passing off and unfair competition, trade secrets, database rights, design rights and copyrights.
Unauthorized use of Naked Energy IPR damages not only our business and our partners but the industry as a whole. Naked Energy respects the IPR of others and expects others to respect its rights.
Naked Energy may from time to time consider entering into licensing arrangements. It should be understood, however, that (1) every situation is unique and may not warrant a license at all, or may warrant terms that differ from those offered with regard to other IPR, and (2) Naked Energy only grants licenses in writing. Under no circumstances shall licenses or other transactions involving Naked Energy be understood to convey any “implied” rights not specified in the formal terms and conditions.
Third Party Rights
It is Naked Energy policy to respect third party IPR and not knowingly to infringe any third party IPR. We believe we take appropriate steps to minimise the risk of infringing third party IPR. If a third party is aware of any of their IPR being used in an unauthorized manner in connection with Naked Energy business, they are requested to contact Dr Justin Hill at Justin.Hill@olswang.com who will investigate the situation and Naked Energy reserves the right unilaterally to suspend relevant activities.