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Not Everyone Can Run Elon Musk’s Playbook

If anything, Musk’s letter actually underscores the need for a cohesive patent strategy at the outset, when large competitors can easily copy your efforts....more

Why Tesla’s Patent Move May Standardize Electric Cars, Not Patent Strategies

This is a once in a century technological leap, and I think Tesla needs to force itself to be the standard (by making this free licensing move) if the company is going to have longevity....more

Why Did Elon Musk Open Up Tesla's Patents to the Competition?

We asked IP attorneys writing on JD Supra what to make of recent news that Tesla Motors will be opening up its patents to spur innovation in the electric car field. Here's what we heard back from Joshua Cohen, partner at...more

Legal Briefing: Guaranteeing the Future

The industry is working hard to develop flexible warranties backed by credible testing that provide the certainty investors crave. But fast-changing technology and a paucity of real-world data mean they remain very much a...more

California Energy Commission Announces New Funding Opportunities for Clean Tech Projects: Energy Efficient Technologies and Energy...

Over the last month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the first in a series of 24 funding opportunities to support innovative energy technologies and solutions that will be released throughout 2014. Grants...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News

In the April edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you the latest energy technology highlights, an update on energy-related initiatives and issues from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry...more

Renewable Energy Update

Renewable Energy Focus - California’s plan to replace San Onofre nuclear energy: green success or natural gas giveaway?: Green Tech Solar News - Mar 14 -- The California Public Utilities Commission’s long-range plan to...more

ML Strategies’ Energy and Environment Weekly Update

Congress is increasingly likely to complete the appropriations process this year, in part because committee leaders in both houses, led by Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and House Appropriations Chair Hal...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - March 2014

In the March edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. For links to industry grant...more

ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of February 17, 2014

With Senator Max Baucus’ (D-MT) confirmation as ambassador to China, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mary Landrieu (D-CA) assumed the chairmanship of the Senate Finance and Energy and Natural Resources Committees, respectively,...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- February 2014

In the February edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we bring you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. For links to industry grant...more

Carbon Capture and Recycling Is Viable, Says EPA, to An Industry In Decline

On Wednesday, EPA published its proposed New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) for greenhouse gas emissions in the Federal Register. In its proposed regulations, EPA expresses its determination, despite industry and...more

60 Minutes’ “The Cleantech Crash”: CBS News Program’s Criticism of the Clean Energy Industry and the Reaction of Clean Energy...

On June 5, 2014, CBS news program 60 Minutes aired a segment featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl, titled “The Cleantech Crash.” The news program asserted that “despite billions invested by the U.S. government in so-called...more

Unified Patent System Will Save European Energy and Cleantech Innovators Thousands

The creation of a patent system that will significantly ease an inventor’s path to gaining protection for his or her intellectual property across Europe will soon be reality. ...more

What the Strong IPO Market Means for Cleantech and Renewable Energy Companies

The year 2013 is now officially the year with the most active IPO market in the United States since 2000. There have been 218 IPOs to date in 2013. The year 2000 (over 350 IPOs) was the last year of a 10 year boom in US IPOs...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- December 2013

Farewell to 2013: A year marked by progress and potential - The past year saw many steps forward for the energy and renewables industries, in part due to refreshed, bipartisan-leaning leadership taking active steps to...more

Energy & Clean Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News: November 2013

In the November edition of Mintz Levin’s Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we have gathered the month’s top stories from the energy and clean technology industries, including the Northeast Regional winners of this year’s...more

2013 Alternative Energy Legislative Roundup: California Continues to Move Forward on Clean Energy

California continued to add to its steady stream of laws and regulatory actions to promote renewable energy and clean technologies with significant new legislation on net metering and community solar projects. While AB 177...more

New Energy Storage Mandate for California Utilities – Big Promise for Cleantech

California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved the first energy storage mandate in the United States. The mandate will compel utilities to use energy storage technologies. ...more

What the Strong IPO Market Means for Emerging Energy and Renewable Technology Companies

The IPO market in the United States is continuing at its fastest pace since 2000. The year 2000 (over 350 IPOs)[1] was the last year of a 10 year boom in US IPOs that reached its peak in 1996 (over 650 IPOs). Since 2000,...more

China and California Collaborate to Make Global Strides in Climate Change

This September, China and California took a major step in a process that is slow-moving, but immensely important to the future and effectiveness of international climate change measures. On September 13, 2013, California...more

REMINDER: Ultra Light Future Energy Forum Boston on September 25, 2013

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Ultra Light Startups is hosting its Future Energy Forum at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event is part of a series of startup pitch events that connects entrepreneurs,...more

Japan Continues to Offer Electric Vehicle Incentives

Many countries around the world are struggling to build a strong electric vehicle (EV) industry. The actual sales of EV’s are far below the target number of many governments....more

Mintz Levin Energy & Clean Technology Connections – September 2013

In the September edition of Energy & Clean Technology Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your...more

Deep Water Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Showcased

On August 15 Detroit-based Charles Nordstrom, P.E. of Glosten Associates Inc. (naval architects and marine engineers out of Seattle) presented the latest design and deployment plans for the Pelastar floating wind turbine...more

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