Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Green Technology Pilot Program closed, it’s time to think outside the box (and outside the country)
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Green Technology Pilot Program is now history.
As of February 27, 2012 petition number 3,500 had (more…)
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
There have been a few green patent complaints filed in the last few weeks in the fields of HVAC systems, thermostats and temperature control systems, and tankless water heaters.
HVACs, Thermostats, and Temperature Control
Nidec Motor Corporation v. SNTech, Inc. (more…)
Friday, January 27th, 2012
How the long arm of the law could reach cleantech investors when their portfolio companies become embroiled in green patent litigation
This blog’s readers are well aware of the critical role private-sector funding, (more…)
Monday, December 12th, 2011
In addition to the high legal fees and exposure to potentially hefty damages payouts that accompany allegations of intellectual property infringement, such lawsuits can also be dark clouds over defendants, hampering their ability to do business.
A salient example of this in cleantech is the news that (more…)
Monday, November 21st, 2011
Previous posts (here and here) discussed the patent litigation involving A123 Systems Inc. (A123), a Boston area lithium-ion battery maker, Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec (H-Q), the exclusive licensee of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,910,382, 6,514,640, 7,955,733, 7,960,058 and 7,964,308 (collectively “Cathode (more…)
Monday, November 14th, 2011
Several green patent lawsuits have been filed in the last two weeks in the areas of smart grid, wastewater treatment, and emissions reduction technology.
In addition, the U.S. International Trade Commission decided to move forward with an important investigation regarding solar panel mounting (more…)
Monday, October 31st, 2011
Two green patent lawsuits have been filed in the last few weeks in the areas of smart grid and solar.
Sensus USA Inc. v. Nxegen LLC
Sensus USA filed a complaint (Sensus-Nxegen_Complaint) against Nxegen on October 19, (more…)
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Several green patent lawsuits have been filed in the last two weeks in the areas of biofuels, energy storage, smart grid, LEDs and environmental remediation.
Genifuel Corporation et al. v. Oyler (more…)
Monday, September 26th, 2011
Building on the success of an energetic premier conference held last year in Austin, this year’s Cleanovation again promised an interesting dynamic, where Israeli cleantech startups travel to Texas to pitch for investment from a community of experienced energy-sector investors. (more…)
Monday, September 19th, 2011
Several new green patent complaints have been filed recently in the areas of biofuels, smart grid, LEDs, solar manufacturing materials, and waste water treatment. Here’s a run down:
Butamax Advanced Biofuels v. Gevo (more…)