Clean Energy Patent Boom Sets Stage For IP Wars

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- Thanks to its relative youth, the renewable energy industry hasn't been a hotbed for patent litigation, but attorneys say the skyrocketing rate of new clean energy patents will soon spur a rush to the courthouse by patent holders looking to protect their increasingly lucrative innovations.

The number of renewable energy patents issued in the U.S. ballooned from 200 per year between 1975 and 2000 to 1,000 per year between 2000 and 2009, according to a study released earlier this month by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
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