Who's Got the Most Smart Grid Patents?

August 12, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Smart Grid Patents

The smart grid industry has seen lots of mergers and acquisitions. This activity is driven by the desire for new tech, whether in core areas like transmission gear, smart meters, communications, sensors and software, or grid edge applications like demand response, plug-in vehicle charging and distributed solar PV.[read more]

Is Elon Musk the Jonas Salk of Our Time?

June 22, 2014 by Jessica Kennedy

You have probably heard the news by now: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has just done something incomprehensible in today’s world driven by corporate profit margins and stock values. Elon Musk has released hundreds of Tesla’s patents for free.[read more]

Tesla's Elon Musk Declares 'All Our Patent Are Belong to You'

June 20, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Tesla Patent Release

In a recent blog post entitled, "All Our Patent Are Belong to You," Tesla CEO Elon Musk tore down the patent wall. Musk emphasized that the liberation of the patents will help Tesla in recruiting the best technical talent despite "some wide-eyed looks" from people on the board and management team.[read more]

Clean energy patent issues hit record high in Q1 2010

June 3, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

Honda has taken back the clean energy patent crown from General Motors, according to the latest quarterly inventory of clean energy patents approved by the U.S. patent office. The inventory — called the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index — is published by intellectual property firm Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. The Index...[read more]

US and UK governments prioritising Green technologies in patent applications

January 26, 2010 by Tom Raftery

Photo credit adulau I was talking to Paul Craane of Chicago law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun today. Paul is a patent attorney an interest in Green technologies. Paul got in touch because he wanted to highlight the fact that the US Green Technology Pilot Program, a special program announced by the US Patent and Trademark...[read more]