Environmental engineering relates to the application of scientific principles (e.g., biology and chemistry) to prevent or solve environmental problems. Such problems often concern preserving natural resources and protecting human health. These days, environmental engineers are also active in developing the clean energy technologies of tomorrow.


Our attorneys have helped inventors obtain patent protection for innovations in the areas of air pollution measurement and control, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, solid waste disposal, storm water management and drinking water purification.


The underlying inventions are often directed to the application of technological advancements in fields such as information technology and electronics to the environmental problems of today. As a result environmental engineering innovators are producing new technology that protects human health and the environment while also achieving cost savings.