As part of the Government Law Center's continuing efforts under the NYSERDA award to provide early stage business support to start-up companies in New York, Albany Law School will be conducting research and writing a series of White Papers designed to educate and assist early stage renewable and clean energy companies in understanding the laws in New York that might affect their ability to provide their products and services to consumers in New York.
Available White Papers:
John Forbush, Siting Backyard Wind Power Facilities Under the Zoning Laws of New York State (2011).
Charles Gottlieb & Emily Ekland, Siting Solar Panel Under NY Zoning Laws (2012).
Emily Ekland, Crowdfunding and Cleantech Energy (2012).
Nadia I. Arginteanu, You've Come Up with an Idea - Now What? (2012).
Jenna Dana, Intellectual Property Rights After Federal Funding (2012).
Di Smith, Basic Business Forms (2012).
Kristen K. Boyert, Unearthing the EB-5 Visa to Grow New York's Economy (2012).Megan Sherman, Tips for Building a Successful Management Team (2013).
For additional information on renewable and clean energy laws in New York, a database of New York State municipal green building, alternative energy and energy efficiency laws has been complied and is available on the Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law website.
For a helpful resource regarding intellectual property research visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office “Peer to Patent” program. This program aims to streamline the patent application process by creating a public forum that allows the people to supply the Patent and Trademark Office with research assistance regarding previously patented material. The Peer to Patent website may be helpful by providing startup companies with information about pending patents that may or may not affect their own inventions.