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2023 Nuclear Energy Industry Report

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Significant scientific and technical advances impact the nuclear energy industry, resulting in numerous challenges involving intellectual property (IP) management, licensing, and litigation.

As governments around the world have come together to drive lower carbon emissions and the use of renewable energy, patent legislation regarding nuclear power has lessened constraints on the filing process. Especially as small modular reactors (SMRs) make a stronger presence in the industry, intellectual property is crucial for companies in carrying out the R&D processes to develop new technologies to facilitate the energy transition.

In the April 2023 Nuclear Energy Industry Report, we examine the current state of the nuclear energy industry with special attention paid to evolving technologies and intellectual property matters. Topics include:

  • Industry Insights and Technologies
    • Nuclear energy history and ESG factors
    • Small modular reactors (SMRs) and other influential technologies
    • Current industry and deal trends, plus market breakdowns (US/global)
    • Industry predictions and key public players
    • Impacts of COVID-19 on the nuclear power industry
    • Key factors influencing the nuclear power market
  • Intellectual Property
    • Current state of the nuclear energy IP market
    • Current pushes for nuclear innovation
    • The largest US/global patent portfolios
    • Patent analyses (various companies)

More About the Contributors

William Johnston is a Consultant in J.S. Held's Corporate Finance business unit, located in Phoenix, AZ. The practice area assists with restructuring, turnaround, and receivership matters and provides general litigation support. Prior to joining J.S. Held, William worked at Bank of America as a Commercial Credit Analyst supporting the Pacific Northwest Middle Market lending team. During that time, William gained experience in financial statement analyses and completed due diligence on bi-lateral and syndicated credit facilities up to $500 million.

William can be reached at [email protected] or +1 928 370 4918.

Daniel Principe is a Manager in the Intellectual Property Disputes Financial Expert Testimony practice working from the Chicago headquarters of Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held. The practice area quantifies economic damages arising from Intellectual Property disputes and provides general litigation support. Mr. Principe also oversees the Ocean Tomo Industry Analysts who report on the industry trends, deal activity, and share unique insights related to technology and the intellectual property informing business value.

Daniel can be reached at [email protected] or +1 312 377 4426.

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