Tag: green patent


Pluritas, a San Francisco IP advisory firm, is handling the sale of an LED patent portfolio developed and currently owned by a company called Illumitex. According to the press release, Illumitex has shifted focus from LED design to lighting fixtures Read more…


There have been a number of green patent complaints filed recently in such technology areas as compact fluorescent lamps, LEDs, and battery chargers. Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps


There have been some recent developments in the green patent infringement suits we’ve been covering. First, in Neste Oil v. Dynamic Fuels, Syntroleum and Tyson Foods (see previous post here) the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted Read more…


Adura Technologies (Adura) is a San Francisco company that provides wireless lighting controls and energy management systems. Adura was recently acquired by a large Atlanta-based commercial lighting company called Acuity Brands. Adura’s patent portfolio includes at three U.S. patents and Read more…


A number of green patent complaints have been filed in the last several weeks in the areas of biofuels, compressed air turbines, and LEDs. Biofuels Neste Oil, OYJ v. Dynamic Fuel, LLC et al.


Previous posts (e.g., here, here and here) discussed the continually expanding green patent war between advanced biofuels startup Gevo and a BP-DuPont joint venture called Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Butamax). There are at least 17 patents at issue in the various Read more…


For more than ten years, Heslin Rothenberg’s Clean Energy Patent Growth Index has been reliably tracking green technology patent grants. The CEPGI consistently provides interesting data, which often put solid numbers behind the trends those of us in this field Read more…


In a number of previous posts (e.g., here, here, here and here), I and others have reported on the accelerated examination programs for green technology patent applications offered by various national patent/IP offices in countries such as the UK, Korea, Read more…


The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China recently enacted a prioritized examination program for invention patent applications directed to a number of technology areas, including several categories of green technologies (see the translated program administrative measures here).


As readers of this blog know, green patent activity continues at a record pace. Accordingly, Cleantech companies of all sizes need to stay aware of general trends in patent litigation, as the increasing number of green patents in circulation concomitantly Read more…


As discussed in a previous post, the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) recently announced a Green Patent Fast Track designed to provide accelerated examination of patent applications related to “Green” technology in Brazil. At first glance this looks Read more…


There have been several green patent complaints filed in the past several weeks in the fields of biofuels, LEDs, lithium ion batteries, and industrial water purification. Biofuels Gevo, Inc. v. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC and


The Heslin Rothenberg firm’s Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) 2011 Year in Review was published earlier this month. The 2011 roundup found that granted green patents were at an all time high of 2331 for last year, a rise Read more…


Last week we reported the launch of the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property’s (INPI) pilot program to accelerate green patent applications. But there’s a lot more to this story than meets the eye. Though INPI joins several other national Read more…

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