From: SustainableBusiness.com News
Published August 25, 2009 10:31 AM

Clean Energy Patents Set Quarterly Record

A record 274 U.S. clean energy patents were granted in 2Q09, and Honda (NYSE: HMC) retained its longtime leadership position, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) published by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

Fuel cells continued to dominate the other technologies while wind and solar patents continued an upswing.

The CEPGI tracks the granting of patents in the Clean Energy sector and monitors important technological breakthroughs in this field.

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The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) provides an indication of the trend of innovative activity in the Clean Energy sector since 2002 in the U.S., along with Leading Patent Owners and Leading Country and State information. Results from 2Q09 reveal the CEPGI to have a value of 274 granted U.S. patents which is the highest quarterly value since the tracking of the CEPGI began, along with being up 31 from 1Q09 and up from a value of 217 in 2Q08.

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