That came with an assist from former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell.
McDowell, partner in the regulatory practice of Cooley LP, advised the company on the certification process, according to a spokesperson for Cooley.
The WattUp transmitter can power multiple electronic devices -- tablets, Fitbits, earbuds, speakers, phones -- wirelessly and at a distance of up to three feet.
"It opens up options, outside of just contact-based charging, to Wireless Charging 2.0 – an ecosystem where devices can be charged both via pad and at a distance,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous, in a statement.
Energous stock more than doubled on the news.
Energous will be demonstrating the technology at CES in January.