Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
In previous posts (here, here, and here), I discussed a major offshoot of the GE-Mitsubishi wind patent war in which GE and a former employee, Thomas Wilkins, tussled over ownership of two of the patents involved in the larger litigation.
The remaining patent-at-issue in this ownership (more…)
Monday, December 10th, 2012
It’s not every day that you see an electric vehicle driving down the street. Certainly for me, I don’t see electric vehicles parked in the garage of my building. So, when given the opportunity to test drive the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, I jumped at it. I always wondered what it would be like to drive an electric vehicle on the streets and freeways of San Diego. (more…)
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
A previous post discussed Mitsubishi’s patent infringement action against GE in which the Japanese conglomerate fought back against multiple infringement suits (see, e.g., here and here) brought against it by GE.
Mitsubishi’s Complaint, filed in the Middle District of (more…)
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
In a previous post, I discussed a Texas federal court decision denying Mitsubishi’s motion for summary judgment in which it argued it did not infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,629,705 (’705 Patent) and that the ’705 Patent is invalid.
The ’705 Patent is entitled “Method and apparatus (more…)
Monday, February 27th, 2012
A previous post discussed one of GE’s more recent wind patent infringement suits against Mitsubishi.
Filed in the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, the complaint (gecomplaint.pdf) alleges that Mitsubishi’s 2.4 megawatt wind turbine infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,055 (’055 Patent) and 7,629,705 (’705 Patent). (more…)
Monday, January 30th, 2012
The ever-changing solar market continues to move ahead with enormous strides. While such innovations such as the new “plug ‘n’ play” solar panels are creating buzz, there are a number of other significant innovations that are helping homeowners fulfill their energy-saving goals. (more…)
Friday, November 4th, 2011
I’ve written extensively about the patent infringement and antitrust litigation between wind power rivals GE and Mitsubishi (see, e.g., previous posts here and here).
While that legal battle spans multiple venues, encompasses several different patents, and includes (more…)
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
The Mitsubishi Group is a large Japanese conglomerate that contains a number of businesses sharing the Mitsubishi brand, legacy and trademark. Probably most well known are the Mitsubishi manufactured vehicles. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a multinational automobile manufacturer with (more…)
Friday, August 26th, 2011
The Earthquake followed by a tsunami that devastated Japan back in March has spawned a veritable cleantech revolution, both on the research and governmental fronts.
Now Mitsubishi Chemical Corp has announced it has developed a spray-on solar power technology (more…)
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Mitsubishi joins the hunt for affordable, rapid charging stations with its own solar-powered prototype.
Ask any car owner about their biggest worry when it comes to electric vehicles, and they’re likely to say finding themselves in the middle of nowhere without an outlet. (more…)