Climate Change Innovation and Patents

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Corinne E. Atton

347-773-3883 Direct

Matthew E. Draper

347-442-7788 Direct


Draper & Draper advises on climate-related innovation and patent issues, and represents clients in climate-related joint ventures, arbitration and litigation, including water and renewable energy disputes. 
Practice leader Corinne Atton has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in complex, high-stakes patent and commercial disputes in the U.S. and in England and Wales.  She has extensive experience advising on patent strategy, conducting patent validity and infringement analyses, and conducting patent due diligence and patent audits.   She has advised on a broad range of technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), business methods, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and mechanical devices.  

Draper & Draper has a particular focus on climate change innovation, including mitigation technologies, carbon capture, biofuels, and renewable energy technologies.  



  • Matthew Draper is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in renewable energy disputes.

  • Representing a state-owned electric utility in a dispute over the refurbishment of a hydroelectric plant in a Central Asian country. 

  • Negotiated lease agreements for a U.S. solar farm. 

  • Advised a wave energy company on a joint venture agreement with a Latin American company.


  • Corinne Atton is a member of the ABA Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee within SEER, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations

  • Matthew Draper is the immediate past  Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER)

  • Matthew Draper was a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Related Disputes (2020).

  • Draper & Draper attorneys contribute pro bono to the climate-related legal initiatives of The Chancery Lane Project.