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Green Patent Blog: USPTO Throws Out Westinghouse Solar Mounting System Patent on Reexam

Previous posts ( here and here ) discussed the U.S. International Trade Commission case between solar installation competitors Westinghouse Solar (formerly Akeena Solar) and Zep Solar (Zep) involving two Westinghouse patents, U.S. Patents Nos. 7,406,800 ('800 Patent) and 7,987,641 ('641 Patent...

Green Patent Blog: Zep and Westinghouse Break Mounting Tension with Comprehensive Settlement

Previous posts ( here , here and here ) discussed the patent litigation between Zep Solar and Westinghouse Solar over solar panel mounting technology. The contentious dispute involved at least three patents, three forums, two reexaminations, and back and forth cross claims of infringement and invalidity...

Iowa Could Outshine Florida in Solar Power

Iowa could generate 7 million gigawatt hours of solar photovoltaic energy, an amount that far exceeds the 57,000 gigawatt hours generated in the state by coal, gas, wind and nuclear energy combined in 2010, according to a report released last month. "The potential for solar in Iowa is quite significant...