Monday, October 28th, 2013
In a previous post, I discussed the infringement suit in which Kruse Technology Partnership (“Kruse”) accused several automakers, including Daimler, Mercedes-Benz USA, Volkswagen, Ford and Chrysler of infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 5,265,562 (“’562 patent”), 6,058,904 (“’904 patent”) and 6,405,704 (“’704 patent”) relating to higher efficiency and lower (more…)
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Ultrasolar Technology is a Silicon Valley startup that has developed a pyroelectric device to boost solar cell efficiency.
We all know what “pyro” means, but what is “pyroelectric” all about? According to this Greentech Media piece, which provides a helfpul overview of Ultrasolar’s methodology, “[p]yroelectricity converts heat to [an] electric field.” (more…)
Monday, August 26th, 2013
Previous posts, e.g., here and here, discussed the patent infringement litigation between Danish biopharm rivals Novozymes and Danisco (now owned by DuPont), which are both active in developing enzymes used in the production of biofuels.
In the suit, Novozymes accused Danisco of infringing (more…)
Friday, January 18th, 2013
A previous post reported on a declaratory judgment action brought by DuPont-owned biopharmaceutical company Danisco against Novozymes. The two companies are both Danish and appear to be arch rivals. As the court described it, they are “reputedly the two major competitors in the field of developing and supplying industrial enzymes used in (more…)
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Blue Sunny Skies and Sun Energy Partners f/k/a McConnell Energy Solutions and d/b/a SolarDock is a Delaware company that makes solar module mounting systems.
SolarDock owns U.S. Patent No. 6,968,654, entitled “Solar panel mounting structure, solar panel system, and methods of making and installing thereof” (’654 Patent). (more…)
Monday, April 16th, 2012
Biogas & Electric, located in San Diego, California, has developed technology that reduces harmful emissions created during anaerobic digestion.
Anaerobic digestion may serve as a renewable energy source, and reduce methane when utilized at wastewater treatment plants, dairies, and landfills. (more…)
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Valence Technology is an Austin, Texas, company that develops and manufactures long-life lithium iron magnesium phosphate batteries.
Valence recently won a victory in the European Patent Office (EPO) Opposition Board when the Board dismissed an appeal of a decision revoking a European patent held by rival Hydro-Quebec (HQ). (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…)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
A recent decision in the Federal Court of Canada spotlights green IP litigation in Canada.
On October 5, 2007 Hollick Solar Systems Limited (Hollick) and Conserval Engineering Incorporated (Conserval), which specializes in solar (more…)
Monday, December 5th, 2011
Nanosys is a Palo Alto company that develops advanced architected nanomaterials technology, including quantum dots for LEDs and silicon nanowire composites for advanced batteries.
Quantum dots are nano-sized semiconductors which emit light when excited. (more…)