Toyota Releases Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Patents

Toyota announced it would offer royalty free patent licenses available to companies manufacturing and selling fuel cell vehicles until 2020. By sharing its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) patent portfolio, equivalent to 20 years of research and development, Toyota hopes to spur innovation Read the Rest…

Cleantech Patent Publishing and First-Time Funding Decline, As Late Stage-Funding Pick Up

Quarterly Report: Q1 2014 Featuring data generated from the CleanTech PatentEdge™ database, which now contains more than 1.9 million clean technology related patent documents, patent research is now simplified.    At A Glance Worldwide patent publishing activity and funding in Read the Rest…

A123, Patent Valuation, and Chinese Cleantech Investment

In August, Chinese industrial giant Wanxiang announced its intent to rescue Waltham, Massachusetts-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 from insolvency. In a memorandum of understanding released by the two companies, Wanxiang pledged to invest up to $450m in A123, provided that–among Read the Rest…

Press Release: IP Checkups Releases CleanTech PatentEdge Quarterly, Spotlight on Green Nanomaterials

IP Checkups, a Berkeley-based boutique patent analytics firm, today released the CleanTech PatentEdge (CTPE) Quarterly, a report on the latest trends in cleantech patent filings. According to the report, cleantech patent filings in the United States have increased 40% annually Read the Rest…