Thursday, December 1st, 2011
There have been a few interesting acquisitions this month. First, energy efficiency solutions provider Serious Energy bought Agilewaves, a Silicon Valley startup that specializes in energy data storage and retrieval.
Agilewaves owns at least one published U.S. patent (more…)
Monday, November 28th, 2011
Ioxus is a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer markets. Ioxus has focused on improving capacitor (more…)
Monday, November 7th, 2011
In previous posts (e.g., here, here and here) I’ve written about Nichia’s LED patent enforcement activity, including a now-settled global patent war with its Korean rival Seoul Semiconductor.
Another long-standing dispute with Taiwanese LED packaging manufacturer Everlight Electronics (more…)
Monday, October 17th, 2011
Intematix, a Fremont, California, company, has developed LED lighting technology that involves separating the LED chips from their complementary phosphors. This approach differs from that of conventional LEDs in which the phosphor is incorporated in the LED chip package and close to or in contact with a light (more…)
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
SmartSynch is a Jackson, Mississippi, provider of smart grid solutions and one of the few such companies which leverage existing cellular networks.
SmartSynch owns at least 14 patents and pending patent applications, including at least two patent families relating to wireless data transmission and (more…)
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Evergreen Solar (Evergreen), a Massachusetts silicon PV maker, recently announced that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and would try to sell its assets under the reorganization.
According to the Greentech Media report, those assets include “the String Ribbon technology that is at the core (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…)
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…)
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…)