Hydropower Blog Posts

Benjamin Falber - April 11, 2014

Hudson Valley & NYC Brace As Imminent Changes to New York’s Energy Markets Approach

Cowritten by Natara G. Feller, Esq. The race to solve New York’s energy future is on and competing solutions have hit a new threshold of controversy.  In one corner, Governor Cuomo...

IP Focus: Is your invention too abstract to patent?

Patent law allows patents to be granted only for specific subject matter. This was rarely an issue until the late 20th century since a patent applicant rarely seeks a patent for an...

J. Eric Mathis - April 07, 2014

Open Innovation & Solar: A New Horizon Emerges in the Heart of Coal Country

Many visions have been laid out and developed over the years that point towards what economist Jeremy Rifken calls the Third Industrial Revolution: a network economy where the entire...

I P focus: What if someone tries to register my trademark? Be like Mickey.

What should you do if you discover that someone is trying to register a trademark that you believe to be similar to trademark(s) that you own or that you have been using in conjunction...

Pierre Bull - March 28, 2014

Good News from America's Heartland: Another Attack on Clean Energy Falls Short

Good news from America’s heartland: A bipartisan coalition in the Kansas House stood with Kansans today in support of clean and renewable energy, turning back yet another attempt to...

Jennifer Runyon - March 28, 2014

From the Editor: Energy Storage Gives Us The Power of Flexibility

#rewvideoid=3326897357001# When we consider the rapid rise of energy storage technology that we are witnessing all across the globe, it is key that we remember all of the reasons that...

Tom Konrad - March 28, 2014

Our Investments Matter

Many people consider themselves to be moral, but also feel morality has no place in investing. There is much argument about whether “Socially Responsible Investing” helps or harms returns,...

IP Focus: U.S.P.T.O. to Patent Examiners: Gunpowder “Is Not Markedly Different” From a Product of Nature

The U.S.P.T.O. recently issued guidelines on how its examiners should analyze inventions’ patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in accordance with developing Supreme Court jurisprudence,...

Imports and Patents: Beware of Infringement: Your Imported PRODUCT Might Not be Patented, But the PROCESS is!

Importing products into the United States can be a tricky business especially when intellectual property rights are involved.  One must be sure that any products imported into the U.S....

Jennifer Runyon - March 21, 2014

ExxonMobil Acknowledges Climate Change to Shareholders

We don’t cover climate change news all that much here on RenewableEnergyWorld.com. The reason for that is that we view climate change as just one bullet point in a list of reasons why...

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