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Green Patent Blog: Appeals Court Affirms Shrink Link in Solar Cell Encapsulant Trade Secret Case

By Eric L. Lane Specialized Technology Resources (STR) is a Connecticut-based company that makes plastic sheeting material for encapsulating solar cells. In the 1990′s, STR engaged in about five years of intensive R&D to develop a proprietary method to produce a "low-shrink"...

Green Patent Blog: Danish Greenwash: Metal Industry Group Defeats Plastic Packager in False Advertising Case

An interesting piece on FoodProductionDaily.com reports on a recent decision involving greenwashing (and apparently reverse greenwashing) claims in Denmark. The ruling by the Danish Maritime Court is the culmination of a dispute that began in 2008 after Empac , a European metal packaging industry...

Green Patent Blog: GE Patent Rides Through Mitsubishi Attacks

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...

Green Patent Blog: Looking Back at the Top Green IP Stories of 2012

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 Pilot Program came to end in February, prompting...