In the last month several green patent complaints
were filed in the fields of LEDs, advanced batteries and smart grid.
Bayco Products, Inc. v. Philips Intellectual
Property & Standards
Bayco Products (Bayco), a Texas company
In an interesting case of ancillary legal wrangling,
DuPont has filed a declaratory judgment (DJ) action asking an
Oregon federal court to declare that the company's press
release and customer letters about its patent infringement suit
A Greentech Media piece picked up an interesting item:
a recently filed class action lawsuit accusing residential solar provider
making deceptive statements about the rising cost of electricity to make its
solar installations more attractive...
Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development just published a timely
and informative report on the accelerated examination programs for green
technology patent applications offered by a number of national patent offices
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...
Hybrid electric vehicles have frequently been targeted in court, taking flak for alleged greenwashing (see, e.g., here and here ) and alleged patent infringement (see, e.g., here and here ).
That trend continued and extended to electric plug-in vehicles...
A previous post discussed Mitsubishi's patent infringement action against GE in which the Japanese conglomerate fought back against multiple infringement suits (see, e.g., here and here ) brought against it by GE.
Mitsubishi's Complaint , filed...