Hydropower Blog Posts

IP Focus: PTO's AFP Extended - Useful or Another Acronym to Remember?

The US patent office has extended its After Final Pilot (AFP)  program for another year. This program is designed to facilitate communication between patent applicants and Patent Office...

geoAMPS - September 26, 2014

Reasons for solar energy's growth

The cost of solar power has dropped significantly in recent years. Between 1977 and 2013, the overall cost associated with solar power plummeted an amazing 99 percent. There are several...

Jonathan Doochin - September 11, 2014

2030 Outlook: A Trillion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout for Electrical Utilities

After bailing out Wall Street in 2008, are Americans ready to provide a one trillion dollar bailout to our electric utilities in 2030?  Even though worldwide demand for energy is estimated...

Victor Cardona - September 03, 2014

IP focus:Do I need to use a trademark to reserve it with the trademark office?

The trademark system is a use based system such that to have any rights use must be made of a mark in commerce in connection with the sale of goods or services.  For goods , such as...

IP Focus: Think Twice Trolls: the Supreme Court makes it easier to obtain attorney’s fees for frivolous infringement suits

The number of lawsuits concerning patents continues to skyrocket.  A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP revealed that between the years 1991 and 2013 the number of patent-related...

John Farrell - August 25, 2014

One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today

It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33...

geoAMPS - August 20, 2014

Renewables' difficult war for workforce talent

With increased global demand for energy and concerns over climate change, renewable energy industries worldwide are projected to be in a growth phase for the foreseeable future. That...

Carlee Quintas - August 20, 2014

Texas Wind Energy

In the last few years, wind has become an increasingly attractive source of renewable energy. It is the world’s fastest growing energy technology, and is currently most prominent in...

geoAMPS - August 14, 2014

Developing rail systems to address climate change

With increasing concerns over climate change, nations are looking toward new ways to generate and use energy that reduce mankind’s carbon footprint. One way to accomplish that goal...

Victor Cardona - August 07, 2014

IP Focus: Tesla finally claims its own name.

 In an off again, on again, off again story, Tesla appears to have finally settled its dispute in China over its flagship trademark. Tesla's troubles  had appeared to be over before...

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