Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Yesterday, Judge Sands dismissed Henry Gifford’s suit against the USGBC. A copy of the Order is available here. In a major win for the USGBC, Judge Sands dismissed Gifford, et al’s Federal claims with prejudice, which means they cannot be brought again, Because the Federal claims were dismissed, (more…)
Monday, August 15th, 2011
I try not to comment on political issues that have no direct bearing on clean energy, or sustainability more generally. Having said that, I have indeed taken up the mantle of MoveToAmend.org, in its fight to overturn corporations’ recently granted rights to spend as much as they wish to influence our elections. (more…)
Monday, August 15th, 2011
Business, or commercial law, is extremely vital throughout the clean technology industry. Law firms are an essential part of the process of addressing a wide variety of issues relevant to different sectors of clean technology companies. These issues may include energy regulatory, bank loans, project financing, (more…)
Friday, August 12th, 2011
Utilities are often dismissed or ignored in most discussions of energy efficiency and green building I find this quite remarkable. First, many state laws mandate that utilities engage in energy efficiency efforts. Second, as utilities are directly connected to the energy consumer, utilities are often (more…)
Friday, July 29th, 2011
Back in February we released the preliminary results of a patent landscape report, which identified both historical and future trends in the horizontal axis, utility-scale wind turbine industry.
We now have a more comprehensive view of those trends as a result of the analysis on the landscape of (more…)
Monday, July 25th, 2011
REhnu (pronounced “renew”) is a company based in Tucson, Arizona that makes and sells concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar energy systems.
The company believes that the greatest energy for the least cost may consist in first greatly (more…)
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
ABB, a large power and automation equipment conglomerate, recently announced that it has acquired Dutch EV charging company Epyon Power (Epyon).
Epyon, a a spin-off of Delft University of Technology, provides DC charging stations and supporting (more…)
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Greenwashing has come to mean making false or deceptive representations about environmentally friendly aspects of products, services or practices.
The vast majority of greenwashing legal actions target product or service providers touting their wares in such a way that misleads consumers about (more…)
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
In a previous post, I wrote about patent litigation between Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec (H-Q) and Massachusetts based lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems (A123), in which A123 lost its bid to have its declaratory judgment action litigated in its desired forum of Boston. (more…)
Friday, July 8th, 2011
In an important development on the intellectual property front, but with particular import for Israeli clean tech companies targeting the U.S. market for strategic partnerships and licensing, the Israel Patent Office (ILPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a Patent (more…)