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Navigating Cleantech's IP Thicket

As investment dollars continue to flow into cleantech, some entrepreneurs and their backers are starting to confront a new problem: Navigating a complex and unfamiliar patent terrain. Because so much of the technology in cleantech involves multiple scientific and engineering disciplines -- and because it can take a decade or more to generate substantial sales in the highly regulated energy market -- the right patent strategy can be crucial to commercial success.

Over at our technology blog, Erik Sherman discusses these and related cleantech-patent issues with Joseph Teja, co-chair of the cleantech practice at IP law firm Wolf Greenfield. Check it out.