Posts Tagged: energy


ITC institutes Section 337 investigation into Hisense Wi-Fi TVs infringing on Sharp patents

On Wednesday, September 27th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced that it had decided to institute a patent infringement investigation against Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense (…
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Executives for America’s tech giants refuse to come to Congress to testify on net neutrality

The Facebooks, Googles and Netflixes of the world, edge providers that provide Internet services via websites but not an Internet connection like ISPs offer, have every reason …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Chinese solar farms make country a global leader in renewables despite world’s deadliest air quality

The Anhui solar farm is the world’s largest floating farm but its 40 MW capacity is much lower than other large photovoltaic power stations across the world. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 3

The Future of CleanTech Patents

The number of U.S. patents granted for clean energy technology has recently dropped following a near 10-year period of growth. In fact, according to the Brookings …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
3 years ago 2

Slump in Clean Energy Patents Causes Concern

As of late, the spike of clean energy technology innovation is slowing down in the United States, during a time that the Trump administration is aiming to …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
3 years ago 1

GM and Honda announce joint investment in fuel cell development, marrying two largest patent portfolios in the field

The official announcement released by both GM and Honda notes that both companies enjoy patent portfolios related to fuel cell battery technologies, which are among the world’…
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Evo of Tech: B. The insulated gate bipolar transistor has improved U.S. electrical efficiency by 40 percent

Sunday, November 6th marks the 26th anniversary of the first U.S. patent issued to Baliga for which he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Reinventing our Climate Future

On Wednesday, June 29th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office hosted a panel titled Innovation to Power the Nation (and the World): Reinventing our Climate Future. …
By Audrey Ogurchak
3 years ago 10

Clean energy patent market may offer significant financial gains

With an increase in the number of patents being issued for clean energy technologies, it’s not surprising to see predictions of increased patent litigation in the …
By William Cory Spence
4 years ago 1

Airbus patents removable aircraft cabins, patent applications include wireless energy transmission

Airbus Group SE (EPA:AIR), based in Leiden, Netherlands, is a multinational corporation focused on the development of aerospace and defence technologies. Sales figures indicate that Airbus …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Next generation nuclear reactors being approved for new construction projects in U.S.

The current state-of-the-art in nuclear power plant reactor design and construction is known as Generation III+. These reactors are essentially safer versions of the Generation III reactors …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 5

From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi, a look back at what we’ve learned

In all, the world’s nuclear power plants have accrued a total of 16,000 cumulative reactor-years of commercial operation and yet there have only been 12 total nuclear power …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Picking winners and losers based on innovation design is unsound, unwise, and just plain stupid

On some basic level everything can be characterized as an idea. It is also all too easy for those who are not technically trained to believe, no …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 6

Four years after Fukushima, Japan returns to nuclear power generation

Near the middle of August, a nuclear power plant operated by Kyushu Electric Power in the Japanese city of Sendai restarted its reactors to produce electricity once …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 5

Aviation industry looks to cut polluting emissions through alternative fuels and batteries

A lot of research and development into alternative fuels for aircraft has focused on biofuels, which has also been an area of focus of automakers. Last January, …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0