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Green Patent Blog: Little “e” is Key as eSolar eNforces eCo-mark

eSolar is a Burbank, California, solar thermal company that makes solar power plants using flat mirrors, or heliostats, to concentrate sunlight onto a centrally located water tank suspended on a tower. This type of structure is known as "power tower" architecture. The company owns U.S. Trademark...

Green Patent Blog: More Downstream Solar Patent Lit: SolarDock Sues Former Disciples of the Mount

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...

Green Patent Blog: Class Action Suit Says Sunrun’s Electricity Price Ain’t Right

A Greentech Media piece picked up an interesting item: a recently filed class action lawsuit accusing residential solar provider Sunrun of making deceptive statements about the rising cost of electricity to make its solar installations more attractive to consumers. The complaint , filed in...

CEPGI Q1 Report Shows Solar Patents Challenging Fuel Cell Lead

The Heslin Rothenberg firm recently published its Clean Energy Patent Growth Index First Quarter 2013 Results . Always an interesting read, the CEPGI is a quarterly publication that tracks grants of U.S. patents directed to clean energy technologies. The biggest headline item of the Q1 2013 report...

Burning Ring of Fire: Greenwashing Case Alleging Fried Solar Panels to Move Forward

In February, three individuals filed a proposed class action lawsuit against BP Solar and Home Depot accusing the solar panel maker and retailer of greenwashing in connection with certain solar panels (see the complaint here ). Plaintiffs Michael Allagas, Arthur Ray, and Brett Mohrman alleged that...

CEPGI Report Shows Record Quarter for Green Patents and Solar Patents in Q2 2014

The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) recently released its Second Quarter 2014 Results . Researched and published by the Heslin Rothenberg law firm, CEPGI is a quarterly report on clean energy patents issued in the United States. The big news is that the 940 green patents granted in the second...