Way Better Patents Releases USPTO Green Technology Program Discovery and Analysis Report
Way Better Patents has released its USPTO Green Technology Pilot Program Discovery and Analysis Report. The report is the first comprehensive look at the inventions and technologies patented under the USPTO’s Green Technology Pilot Program to accelerate the examination of certain “green” technology patent applications.
Way Better Patents' analysts also looked at vintage prior art in each of the major program domains - Wind, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Water, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Biofuels, and Industry. The report also provides deep dive patent analytics on the geography, complexity, pendency, and specific inventive technologies patented under the program.
This report is an important look at the impact of accelerated examination programs as the USPTO implements the America Invents Act Section 25, under which
the Director of the USPTO and at the request of the patent applicant, may provide for prioritization of examination of applications for products, processes, or technologies that are important to the national economy or national competitiveness without requiring the applicant to pay the aggregate extra cost of such prioritization.This report provides science and technology policy makers, researchers, and economic development experts with a unique perspective on an accelerated examination program like that soon to be allowed under Section 25 of the American Invents Act.
The report presents important information about the program’s participants and notable patents granted under the program including:
- How a patent for improving the driving experience for drivers of electric cars was considered an important aspect of green technology
- Which major wind and solar market leader that was in on the program from day one received the most patents
- How one inventor took methods used to cool semiconductors to dramatically improve the fuel utilization for heating commercial cooking pots
- A plant sunscreen invention that improves the life of produce
- How patents for internal combustion engines lead the way in patents granted in the “green” transportation inventions
- How two different Young Guns patented inventions for urban wind power solutions.
Is Green Technology More Than a Buzzword?
Is There a Benefit To Accelerated Examination?
Is Green Tech New? Review the Prior Art.
This report is the only published detailed analysis of the results of the USPTO Green Technology Pilot Program. The Program essentially defines the USPTO’s view of what constitutes clean technology. It is required reading for anyone with an interest in past, present, or future clean technology inventions in the US.