February 26, 2008
By: by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
ALBANY, NY-Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an intellectual property law firm based in Albany, New York, is pleased to announce results for the fourth quarter of 2007 for the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) by the firm's Cleantech Group. The CEPGI tracks the granting of patents in the Clean Energy sector and monitors important technological breakthroughs in this field. Jeff Rothenberg, the firm's managing partner stated, "we are pleased to announce that for the Fourth Quarter 2007 edition of the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index we have added Leading Owners of Clean Energy Patents and Leading Countries and U.S. states in the Clean Energy sector, which we hope will shed further light on the Clean Energy industry."
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. The value for the CEPGI for the fourth quarter of 2007 is 227, which is up from the third quarter of 2007 and down from the fourth quarter of 2006. As depicted below, the CEPGI total for 2007 was down relative to 2006 and up over the five year period:
Leading patent owners since 2002 in the Clean Energy field include Honda, General Motors, Ballard, United Technologies, Toyota and Ford. The U.S., Japan and Germany dominate the rankings of Clean Energy patent owners as do the states of Michigan, California and New York.
Further information regarding the CEPGI, including more detailed analysis of the Leading Patent Owners and Leading Countries and States in the Clean Energy sector, is available at http://www.cleanenergypatentgrowthindex.com/. Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., celebrating its 38th anniversary this year, is dedicated exclusively to representing clients in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, both domestic and foreign, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has gained national recognition in the area of Intellectual Property Law and was listed among the "Top Patent Firms" and "Top Trademark Firms" in Intellectual Property Law Today.