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 August 25, 2009
Clean Energy Patent Growth Index Reaches Quarterly High in Q2

 Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. has announced results for the second quarter of 2009 of the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) produced by the firm's Cleantech Group.

The CEPGI tracks the granting of patents in the Clean Energy sector and monitors technological breakthroughs in this field. Victor Cardona, Co-chair of the firm’s Cleantech Group stated, "we are pleased to announce that the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index reached a new quarterly high at 274 granted U.S. clean energy patents indicating an uptick in innovative activity in the vital clean energy sector. Fuel cells continued to dominate the other technologies while wind and solar patents continued an upswing. Honda earned more patents than the other patentees to again claim the Clean Energy Patent Crown."

Japan led the geographic areas tracked with 75 granted clean energy patents (up 3 relative to the second quarter and up 10 over 2008) to again claim the geographical clean energy patent crown. California was second with 29 granted Clean Energy patents, up 10 over the first quarter and up 9 over the second quarter of 2008. Michigan (up 5 over the first quarter and up 9 over the same period in 2008) and Germany (up 4 over the fist quarter and up 6 over 2008) tied for third at 23 granted patents. New York had 15 patents dominated by wind (9) and fuel cells (5), and was up 2 over the first quarter and down 5 over the same period of 2008. Korea (up 6 over the first quarter and 7 over 2008) tied New York at 15 clean energy patents while Canada had 7 patents to tie its first quarter results and up one over the second quarter of last year. Connecticut trailed Canada with 6 granted clean energy patents but improved on its two patents in the first quarter and 4 from the second quarter of 2008.

Further information regarding the CEPGI is available at http://www.cleanenergypatentgrowthindex.com.

Source: Clean Edge News