Monday, March 10th, 2014
Incandescent light bulbs had a good run, but with the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 now in its final phase, you’ll probably begin to notice that it’s getting harder and harder to find traditional incandescent light bulbs in stores.
In a nutshell, EISA has taken a three year approach to converting the United States to energy-efficient lights by prohibiting the manufacturing or importing of non-compliant incandescent light (more…)
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
As of January 1, 2014, 60 and 40 watt incandescent bulbs will no longer be manufactured or sold in the United States. Retailers will sell out what is on their shelves and not restock incandescents. George W. Bush signed the phase-out, which was called for by The Energy Independence and National Security Act, in 2007. The bill also (more…)
Monday, November 11th, 2013
A number of green patent complaints have been filed in the last several weeks in the areas of biofuels production, recycled food service products, LEDs, reusable diapers, water conservation, and gas conversion technology.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Who doesn’t wish they had invested in Apple when it was $16 a share? Quite often, timing the market is more intuition than science. Those who know analog to digital inflection points are watching LEDs. Get it right, and enormous wealth can be created. Time it wrong and you’re left in the dust, like Polaroid. (more…)
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
LED lighting remains the hottest area of green patent litigation, with several complaints filed in the last several weeks. Green patent complaints were recently filed in the areas of advanced batteries and solar powered lighting as well. (more…)
Friday, April 12th, 2013
A previous post reported on GE’s patent infringement suit against AgiLight asserting several patents relating to LED string light engine structures and assembly methods.
In a recent decision the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted AgiLight’s motion for summary judgment on the remaining claims of two patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 7,633,055 (’055 Patent) (more…)
Monday, April 8th, 2013
These days we hear a lot about green light sources. Over 70% of households in the U.S. use spiral CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) to save energy. If you’re committed to going green in your home or business, you’re probably familiar with the LED (Light Emitting Diode) too. LEDs can be up to 90% more efficient than standard incandescent light bulbs. (more…)
Monday, April 1st, 2013
In the last month several green patent complaints were filed in the fields of LEDs, advanced batteries and smart grid.
Bayco Products, Inc. v. Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (more…)
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
There have been a number of green patent complaints filed recently in such technology areas as compact fluorescent lamps, LEDs, and battery chargers.
Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps (more…)
Friday, January 25th, 2013
A number of green patent complaints have been filed in the last several weeks in the areas of biofuels, compressed air turbines, and LEDs.
Neste Oil, OYJ v. Dynamic Fuel, LLC et al. (more…)