Posts Tagged: renewable energy


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
2 years ago 1

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

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

Shell Oil provides surprising developments in renewable energy along with oil and gas tech

Shell maintains a significant investment into research and development within its own corporation. The company’s 2014 fourth quarter earnings report showed that Shell invested $428 million into R&…
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Chevron develops energy system innovations from hydrofracking to biomass

Chevron pioneers many innovations in energy systems and related fields and in recent years has focused on ocean bottom sensing tech for deepwater fields, waterflood surveillance data …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 2

Increase Renewable Energy with Better Hydrogen Storage Tech

Before widespread application of hydrogen in electrical utilities can be addressed, however, a number of shortcomings have yet to be solved. Although hydrogen can be derived from …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

University Patents: Focus on the University of California System

One patent application discusses a solar collector that is low in price while providing sun tracking capabilities. Additionally, a number of applications and issued patents we cover …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

Fuel Cells and Bayh-Dole: The Pursuit of a Hydrogen Energy

HyperSolar, Inc. has developed a technology that they claim will produce hydrogen that is renewable and utilizes natural power sources: sunlight and water. Who knows whether the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Nobel Prize Scientist Not Enough for Bankrupt Solar Company

Just because a company has a patent portfolio and interesting technology does not mean that the portfolio, or the company behind the portfolio, will be able to …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7

USPTO to Host Clean Technology Partnership Meeting

The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its second Clean Technology Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, to bring clean …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 1

Earth Day 2012: 5 Green Innovations to Celebrate

I thought I might take the occasion to identify Green-Tech innovations that relate to recycling technologies, energy conversion and conservation of energy that are worthy of celebration …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Technology Solutions: In Support of a Clean Energy Economy

As global demand for energy continues to grow and the price of oil and gasoline continue to rise we must pursue solutions for cleaner, renewable energy. The …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

Obama Press Conference Address Oil and Renewable Energy

Little impacts cascading together can have a large impact, but for the time being we need to realize that the technology is not where it needs to …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 75

USPTO Extends Green Technology Pilot Program Through 2011

Currently, the average time between the approval of a green technology petition and the first action on an application is just 49 days. In several cases, patent applications …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2