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IP FOCUS: CLEAN ENERGY PATENT GROWTH INDEX 1st Quarter 2014

The CLEAN ENERGY PATENT GROWTH INDEX (CEPGI), published quarterly by the Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. provides an indication of the trend of innovative...

Victor Cardona - July 29, 2014

IP Focus: Is your Cleantech invention software or a business method? Getting a patent may have just gotten harder.

On June 25th, the USPTO provided its examiners with preliminary guidelines for analyzing patent applications that contain “abstract ideas.”  What is an abstract idea?  The Supreme Court...

Alternative Matters - July 29, 2014

Save While You Sleep

Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that make the biggest impact. Or at least that’s what Bedol thinks. They create a wide variety of water-powered clocks, including alarm clocks....

Michael Brower - July 24, 2014

Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot

Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving...

Jennifer Runyon - July 17, 2014

From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects

At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable...

Jason Prince - July 15, 2014

Capacity Market Primer: PJM, MISO, NYISO, & ISO-NE

Valuing Grid Reliability Capacity markets safeguard grid reliability by creating incentives to ensure that a sufficient nameplate of resources is available to meet grid demand. Forward-looking,...

Adrienne Baker, - July 14, 2014

10 factors driving renewable project opportunities in the mining sector

The mining industry is changing the way it manages energy. In recent years rising costs have driven the industry to focus on efficiency, but efficiency can only go so far. To solve...

Jana Lynch - July 03, 2014

The World Cup of Renewable Energy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or in a room without tv access (like me), you’ve probably seen one, or several world cup games in recent days. FIFA has been everywhere lately,...

IP Focus: U.S.P.T.O. Seeks Further Public Input on Its Patent-Eligibility Guidance

As previously reported here, the U.S.P.T.O. issued guidance to its examiners on how to apply the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in which certain diagnostic methods and isolated DNA...

The Fake Company - June 17, 2014

A heartfelt thank you by Bethany Duarte, associate editor

“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all.” – Charles Bukowski I couldn’t have put it better myself, as I stare at my computer screen with a mind as blank as...

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