Number Of New Clean Energy Patents Drops Slightly

Law360, New York (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After reaching an all-time high in 2008, the number of U.S. patents granted in the clean energy sector fell slightly in the first quarter of 2009, according to an intellectual property law firm that tracks such statistics.

Albany, N.Y.-based Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC announced the results of its Clean Energy Patent Growth Index on Wednesday, finding that 243 U.S. patents were granted in the first quarter of 2009, down from 261 in the fourth quarter of last year but up from 220 in the...
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