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Victor Cardona - February 27, 2014

GE Opens Wind Turbine repair lab-patents to follow?

Fixing a wind turbine on the top of a really tall flagpole (OK, maybe a little more secure than that) sounds like a tough proposition, yet that is what a repairmen would have to deal...

Victor Cardona - February 26, 2014

Tesla gets top nod from Consumer Reports-will build own battery plant to keep things rolling

Tesla's Model S was named Consumer's Reports' top auto pick, but Tesla's biggest disruption may not be the cars that are causing the word to give it Kudos.  An announcement is also...

Victor Cardona - February 26, 2014

IP Focus: Want to Speed up Your Patent? Get on the Patent Prosecution Highway

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) was created to speed up the examination process for patent applications filed in patent offices located throughout the world.  Through the PPH process,...

Stoel Rives LLP - February 25, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Landmark Case on Federal Greenhouse Gas Regulation

By Allison C. Smith My colleague, Daniel Lee, followed oral argument yesterday in the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of federal greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation in Utility Air Regulatory...

Alternative Matters - February 24, 2014

Colorado Cracks Down on Drilling

Yesterday, the Colorado Air Quality Commission announced new air pollution limits for oil and gas drilling in the state. As energy production has become a larger industry in Colorado,...

Admirals Bank - February 21, 2014

Residential Solar Continues to Shine in California

California’s residential solar market leads the U.S. in both solar electric capacity and solar energy installed. But why is California’s solar market surging ahead of its sunnier neighbors,...

IP Focus: PTO Proposes Rules on Transparency in Patent Ownership Records

The USPTO has proposed new rules that would require recordation of the “attributable owners” of patents and pending applications.  Although current statute provides incentives for optionally...

AREDAY - February 19, 2014

How the Planet Could Take Gold for $51 Billion

It has taken seven years of planning, billions of dollars, the complete transformation of a resort town and in two weeks it is all over. After much anticipation, the biggest and most...

Janet Kilpatrick - February 19, 2014

ENER-G welcomes Ofgem plan to clamp down on rogue energy brokers

Business energy broker ENER-G Procurement has welcomed energy regulator Ofgem's proposals to eliminate rogue brokers and restore consumer confidence in the market.   ENER-G was actively...

Alternative Matters - February 17, 2014

For Green Subsidies, Europe Says “Do As We Say, Not As We Do”

There is significant opportunity to learn from Europe as the U.S. works to integrate renewable energy into the grid. For European countries, misunderstanding required subsidies and...

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