Monday, August 27, 2012

A ray of hope for renewable energy? Clean energy patents in the quarterly high

Monday, August 27, 2012
The clean energy patent growth index (CEPGI), published quarterly by the Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is a reference to the trend of innovation in the field of clean energy from 2002 to today. Results from the first quarter of 2012 show that the CEPGI to a value of 694 US patents, granted the highest quarter since the beginning of the persecution of the CEPGI and up 154 compared to the first quarter of 2011.

The granting of patents by the United States Patent and trademark (PTO) is as a measure of inventive and evidence of the effectiveness of the research & development often cited investments. New apply patents as an indicator for this as granted to a patent are not only the efforts of the inventor innovations and to develop non-obvious, but also successful settlement counsel requires patent to a patent application by the PTO Hirt.

The grant of a patent is an indicator of an innovation efforts were successful and that an innovation perceive enough value to justify the time and expense in obtaining the patent. The CEPGI (see below quarterly) follows the granting of US patents for the following subcomponents: solar, wind, hybrid / electric vehicles, fuel cells, hydro, tidal wave, geothermal, biomass/biofuels and other clean renewable energy.

Components shows fuel cell under 19 patents related to the 4th quarter of last year to 232 of the CEPGI and is down 18 compared to the year before. More breakdown follows:

Granted with 188 solar patents solar has once again topped, that were bound in comparison to the previous quarter to 143 remaining components of CEPGI and its closest competitor, wind in the 157. solar and wind. This area was wind 14 (up to 157) and solar up from 45. Both technologies exceeded the results for the first quarter also significantly 2011 with topping the previous year 71 and up to 50 solar wind. Hybrid/electric vehicle patents numbered 62, two compared to the fourth quarter and up to 24 as compared to a year before.There were 36 biomass/biofuel patents, 2 out of the 4 quarter and more than double compared to the 1st quarter 2011. hydroelectric patents (5) were the quarter a year earlier and one four opposite compared to the fourth quarter down. Tides were six at 10 P.m. from the 4th quarter and 14 in the year before patents.
Company leads the patent applications

Toyota was built around the quarterly clean energy for the first time since 2009 in the first quarter of 2011 with 49 patents patent Crown bear. Toyota was in the first place in fuel cells with an assist from hybrid/electric vehicle patents 35 to 14: 00 and a bio-fuel patent patents.

The leading provider for 2011, GE, followed with 33 patents (30 wind, solar, and 1 2 each in hybrid / electric vehicles and power plants.) Vestas Wind moving systems in third with 30 patents - all in the wind. General Motors slipped to fourth with 28 patents - all in fuel cells with the exception of four hybrid/electric vehicle and a solar patent.

Electronics giant Samsung was fifth with 17 fuel cell patents and five more in solar. One-time leader had 21 patents - again all in fuel cells with the exception of a single hybrid / electric vehicle patent. Siemens has the seventh place wind strength 13 patents and a few patents for fuel cells. Ford and Mitsubishi with 11 patents involved. Ford's patents were in hybrid/electric vehicles (7), (3) fuel cells and biofuels (1).

Mitsubishi took his patents in the wind (5) (5) and hybrid/electric vehicles, solar. Hyundai rounded out the top ten with 10 own patents (6 for hybrid/electric vehicles, 5 for fuel cell and 1 for bio-fuels).

Countries, the US patents

Japan geographically holders of U.S. patents for clean energy the first quarter was leader among non-US. But the quarterly geographical clean energy patent Crown again claim States with 150, 17 compared to the fourth quarter, and 19 compared to the same quarter a year ago.

California was in second place for the second quarter in a row at 70 clean energy patents, 11 compared to the previous year. Germany got further with 51 patents, a strong increase in the last year - 14 of the last quarter and 37 against the same period in the year 2011.

Michigan followed with 49 patents (compared with the fourth quarter with 1 and 3 in the year before) 47, 23 and 12 compared with the last quarter and the year before, followed by New York.

45 And 32 clean energy had patents Korea and Denmark. Taiwan had 28 during the Connecticut, New Jersey (16), Texas (15) Massachusetts (14) (12), France (11), and Delaware (10) all had clean energy patents in the teens.

The CEPGI is updated on a quarterly basis and is sometimes with related posts on or© 2012 P.C. supplemented Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti

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