Emerging Patent Issues In Cleantech

Law360 (August 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Last year, venture capital investments in clean technologies within North America and Europe exceeded $3.6 billion, making it the third largest investment sector after software and biotechnology.

While some venture capitalists, such as Randy Komisar, of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have predicted that there will soon be a rush of billion dollar cleantech IPOs, recent successful IPOs from companies such as Enernoc Inc. and Comverge have been more modest.

Whether the interest in clean technologies is well-grounded or based, in part, on irrational exuberance, companies...
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