Cleantech Patents And Investment: What To Expect In 2012

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 2:03 PM EST) -- Despite the challenging market, recent years have been strong for clean technology and numerous innovation milestones were achieved with both an increase in investment and patent activity. Our analysis highlights trends for innovations and investment in the following 11 leading cleantech technology categories: solar, hybrid vehicles, wind, fuel cells for vehicles, hydro/wave/tidal, utility metering, geothermal, smart grid technologies, biomass/biogas/biofuel, carbon dioxide storage or sequestration, and nuclear power, and provides several related considerations for 2012.

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From an innovation standpoint, we studied 1,167 patents that...
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