Philip Totaro – Totaro & Associates

Value of Independent IPR Certification to Project Financiers & Turbine Purchasers

There was a point in time at which independent technical certification of a wind turbine architecture was not mandated. Nowadays, third-party technical certification is a necessity to secure project finance and a sensible…more

US Leads, Europe Second as Wind Industry Spends $430M on Patent Protection

Totaro & Associates, a Santa Barbara, CA based consulting firm has released a new research report on the wind turbine technology and intellectual property (IP) landscape. The research shows that the US has the greatest number…more
| Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions

Groundbreaking Research Identifies IP Arms Race in Wind

Our new research report has catalogued over 27,500 global patent filings related to horizontal-axis, utility-scale wind turbine technology. The report shows only about 1% of issued patents are a high impact on the products and…more
| Energy & Utilities, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Products Liability

Wind Project Financiers and Developers are Underestimating Patent Infringement Risk

Totaro & Associates has completed the second phase of a study which began in December 2010 on the patent landscape of the horizontal-axis, utility-scale wind industry. We have now read and classified over 23,100 global patents…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Products Liability

Innovation Can Eliminate Dependence on the PTC

What if technology existed for renewable energy which negated the need for the production tax credit (PTC)? What if this technology existed, but wasn’t being introduced to the market? Through our groundbreaking research…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Products Liability

Evaluating Wind Turbine Patent Infringement Risk Exposure

Major international corporations are increasingly becoming the targets of IP infringement suits. This has driven the need for indemnification of patent infringement liability in component/product supply agreements, particularly…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Products Liability

Expecting consolidation in the wind industry – not so fast

Totaro & Associates has released a new research note regarding the price pressure and overcapacity within the wind industry. Overall, what can be expected in the wind industry in the next two years are regional Tier 2/3 wind…more
| Energy & Utilities, Mergers & Acquisitions

Will Wind Turbine OEMs Assert Against Their Customers

As we have seen in other industries, as competition emerges and the industry matures, IP owners will begin to assert their rights if they feel there is diminishment of their commercial enterprise. We have seen GE assert their…more
| Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property

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…more
| Intellectual Property

Valuation of Intellectual Property Assets

Totaro & Associates has taken a look at some of the issues associated with controlling your intellectual property rights when dealing with vendors. We discuss protocols for vendor qualification related to patent clearance…more
| Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Issues Within the Supply Chain

Totaro & Associates has taken a look at some of the issues associated with controlling your intellectual property rights when dealing with vendors. We discuss protocols for vendor qualification related to patent clearance…more
| Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Current and Future Trends in Wind Turbine Technology

Totaro & Associates has published a new study of the patent landscape of utility grade, horizontal axis wind turbines. We looked at 1461 patents in the US and provided a component and technology keyword classification,…more
| Intellectual Property

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