04 Apr '11, 6pm

Greentech IP Trends: Risks and Opportunities: Patents can impact a company's ability to license or sell its te...

Matthew Rappaport is the co-founder and Managing Director of IP Checkups , a source for analysis and interpretation of patent portfolios. The firm provides a process for understanding the competitive patent landscape and embarking on an IP portfolio strategy. Rappaport has developed a software product that monitors patent information as well a massive cleantech patent database with 1.5 million patents. The database is developed from public sources, updated monthly and includes 150 market categories and thousands of companies. One notable observation is that cleantech patent publication velocity dropped off in 2009 to 2010, a lagging indicator of the economic collapse. Rappaport made another point using green materials technology as an example. There were 200,000 patents published worldwide from 1981 to the present and the largest number of patents are assigned to 3M, BASF,...

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