The second part of this green patent complaint update covers the period mid-June through most of July, during which several new complaints were filed in the areas of biofuels, components for hybrid and electric vehicles, LEDs, energy efficiency, solar...
Dutch electronics giant Philips and its LED subsidiary Philips Lumileds Lighting Company (collectively "Philips") have launched the opening shot in what could become a major green patent war.
In a complaint ( Philips-Seoul-Complaint ) filed...
Biobutanol maker Gevo dodged a bullet with a big win last week [June 19th] in its expanding patent war with Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Butamax) (see previous posts here , here , here , here , here , and the post on Butamax's opening shot ).
Valence Technology (Valence) is an Austin, Texas, energy storage technology developer that makes lithium iron magnesium phosphate battery modules.
According to this piece in the Austin Business Journal , Valence recently won a four-year patent infringement...
I will catch up on the new green patent lawsuits filed in the last few months with a two-part green patent complaint update. The first part covers May through mid-June, which saw several new green patent complaints in the areas of biofuels, fuel recycling...
A number of new green patent complaints were filed in the last two months in the areas of energy storage, LED lighting, and smart grid (including lighting control).
Power Regeneration, LLC v. Siemens Corporation et al.
In a previous post , I discussed the IP litigation in China between American Superconductor (AMSC) and Chinese wind energy system maker Sinovel .
The dispute centers on allegations that Sinovel misappropriated AMSC's software code for controlling...
By Sarah M. Wong*
* J.D. Candidate, 2012, Marquette University Law School.
Excerpt from Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the USPTO'S Green Technology Pilot Program , 16 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 233 (Winter 2012)
I. Introduction ...
International cooperation in clean tech innovation and diffusion is
increasingly common. One of the trends in this regard is a country's
trade officials organizing an international tour of home grown clean
tech companies, in many cases to the...
In January and February, there were a number of green patent infringement lawsuits filed in the areas of biofuels, hybrid vehicles, LEDs, smart grid, advanced batteries, solar power, and water meters.
BASF Corporation et al. v...
Before we start fresh with the new green IP issues as they unfold in 2013, here is a look back at some of the top stories from 2012.
No. 8: With Pilot Past, How to Get Green Patents Fast?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Green Technology...
In a new article, Sarah Tran ,
a professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law, provides
the first (to my knowledge) academic review and critique of the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Green Technology Pilot Program
Before we get into the new news, let’s take a quick look back at the top green IP stories of 2014.
5. GE Wins Ownership of Key Wind Patent
In what was something of a sideshow, but with major implications for the main event, the Court of Appeals...
Just a quick report on a recent addition to the clean tech start-up community and blogosphere. It’s called ECO founder , and the company hasn’t developed any exciting technology or new business model. It provides something much more fundamental...
Last week [Apr. 17th] we reported the launch of the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property's (INPI) pilot program to accelerate green patent applications.
But there's a lot more to this story than meets the eye. Though INPI joins...