Is GE's Wind Patent Portfolio Sustainable Without Future Licensing?


Analysis and cost estimation of their patent portfolio suggests a bubble… but will it break?

General Electric Company (GE) has vastly outpaced all of their competitors in intellectual property (IP) protection in many industries, but particularly wind turbines. Data from our efforts in analyzing the landscape of issued patents and pending applications from the horizontal axis, utility-scale wind sector indicates just how far ahead they are. The chart below shows the totals of the published portfolios of patents and applications from the top companies in the US. The breadth of GE’s portfolio has been a direct result of focusing of resources as well as past success in licensing and litigation.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Published In: Intellectual Property Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Philip Totaro, Totaro & Associates | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »