Resolution reached for patent claim against low carbon energy company

Low carbon energy firm, Powerhouse Energy Group, says a claim by GetGo Recycling Ltd – now called Onunda Ltd – against its European patent and patent applications has been resolved.

The claim against Bingley-headquartered Powerhouse, which is developing technology to convert non-recyclable waste into low carbon energy, was originally filed in the High Court in London on 6 October 2023.

At the time, Powerhouse branded the claim as “entirely without merit and vexatious”, adding that it will “vigorously defend any claim on its Intellectual Property.”

However, today, Powerhouse says an agreement has been reached to resolve the issues and the company is now looking forward to progressing its other patent applications within Europe and the rest of the world.

It explains the agreement ensures that no additional challenge to Powerhouse’s patents worldwide will be raised by Onunda or any of its group companies, now or in the future.

Paul Emmitt, CEO, said: “This is a major step forward for Powerhouse and I am pleased that this matter has been resolved.  

“The whole process has been extremely time consuming and a significant diversion for the team over the last seven months.

“The closure of this matter now allows us to return to our main goals of progressing our R&D activities, the Feedstock Testing Unit and our project pipeline which we believe will provide value to our shareholders.