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Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the USPTO'S Green Technology Pilot Program

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 The United States (U.S.) has entered a heightened...

Green Patent Blog: With Pilot Past, How to Get Green Patents Fast

With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Green Technology Pilot Program closed, it's time to think outside the box (and outside the country) The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Green Technology Pilot Program is now history. As of February 27, 2012 petition number 3,500 had been granted...

ECO founder Helps Engineers Become Cleantech Entrepreneurs

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. ECO founder helps engineers with green tech...

Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint Update for Jan.-Feb. 2015

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. Advanced Batteries BASF Corporation et al. v. Umicore N.V. et al. In this lawsuit BASF and...

Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint Update for Mar.-Apr. 2015

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). Energy Storage Power Regeneration, LLC v. Siemens Corporation et al. A Texas company call Power Regeneration has accused Siemens...

Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint (and Settlement) Update for Jul.-Aug. 2015

Several new green patent complaints were filed in July and August in the areas of LEDs, smart grid, and water meters. But before we get to that, a significant green patent case settled during this period. Colorado-based Gevo and BP-DuPont joint venture Butamax announced that they entered into worldwide...