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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Multistate ZEV Plan Looks to Increase the Use of Zero-Emission Vehicles Through Infrastructure Development, Standardization, and Taxpayer Incentives

Posted in Renewable Energy

This entry was authored by Hodgson Russ summer associate Jonathan Jasinski. Jonathan is a student at Vanderbilt University Law School. On May 29, 2014, the ZEV Program Implementation Task Force issued a 32-page action plan detailing the efforts that eight states will undertake to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in use. ZEVs are… Continue Reading

Take Off Every Zig: The Risk in Tesla’s “All Our Patent Are Belong to You” Message

Posted in Intellectual Property

With a title parodying a classic Internet meme, Elon Musk announced on June 12, 2014, that “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” Musk plans to continue filing additional patent applications and will make subsequent patents freely available as well. This benefits the planet, future… Continue Reading

Department of Commerce Announces Preliminary Decision to Impose Tariff on Solar Panels Imported From China

Posted in Renewable Energy

This entry was co-authored by Hodgson Russ summer associate Alyssa Helfer. Alyssa is a student at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Some U.S. solar equipment manufacturers have lauded the Department of Commerce’s recent decision to impose high tariffs on solar panels imported from China as the end of China’s unfair market advantage; however, from the… Continue Reading