Climate talks result in increased R&D funding, lead to more patents?

Climate talks result in commitment to more R&D.  Both private and public money is set to grow as a result of commitments at the talks in Paris.
 Twenty countries, including the US, pledged to double their commitments to R&D investments in clean energy over the next five years.  Private money was also committed by coalition including silicon valley titans such as Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.  Any significant increase in investments in the clean energy space will undoubtedly show up in the patent technologies tracked in the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index ( which has been tracking growth in clean energy patents dating back over 10 years.  Solar technologies currently enjoy phenomenal growth which took the lead a few years ago from the previous technology King, Fuel Cells.  Automakers have garnered a large share of patents in Fuel Cell and Hybrid/electric vehicle technologies while the Solar leaders are more transient and seem to change every few months as patents are granted in one corner or another of this growing field.  See the CEPGI page for more information.  
Victor Cardona 

The author, Victor Cardona, is a patent attorney and partner at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC.  He is Chair of the Cleantech Group at the firm and focuses on protecting the Intellectual Property of Cleantech companies including patents, trademarks and copyrights.  His practice is also devoted to helping non -US entities obtain protection in the US based on their home country rights.

Victor is the author of  various articles on clean energy patents including the quarterly Clean Energy Patent Growth Index at  which tracks clean energy patent trends.  He also publishes blog posts on google + relative to Intellectual Property, Cleantech and technology.  Some of the patents that Victor has obtained for his clients may be viewed here
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is dedicated exclusively to representing clients in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, both domestic and foreign, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  The firm has gained national recognition in the area of Intellectual Property Law and was listed among the “Top Patent Firms” and “Top Trademark Firms” in Intellectual Property Law Today.
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Victor is experienced in enforcing, and procuring protection for, all types of Intellectual Property including patents, trademarks and copyrights. He is a Chair of the Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. (, which represents Cleantech companies and publishes the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index ( tracking clean energy patent trends. Prior to joining Heslin Rothenberg Farley &Mesiti 1999, Victor gained valuable experience as an Environmental Engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation where he spent over six years evaluating the feasibility, effectiveness and implementation of environmental remediation technologies. . He also has extensive experience in procuring overseas Intellectual property protection for the firm's clients, which is enhanced by his knowledge of Italian. Victor is on the Board of the New York State Battery & Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY BEST), the Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy And Nanotechnology (iCLEAN), and the Capital Region Chapter of the Italian American Bar Association. Other profiles:

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