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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wind Farm Insurance: Avoid the Risk of Loss

Posted in Renewable Energy

Wind energy is a force to be reckoned with. U.S. wind power capacity represents more than 20 percent of the world’s installed wind power with a utility scale of 60,000MW. In 2012, of the 39 states with utility-scale wind installations, Texas, California, Iowa, Illinois, and Oregon led the pack with the most wind capacity installed…. Continue Reading

Advantages of Paying Patent Maintenance Fee Before March 19

Posted in Intellectual Property

A new fee schedule from the United States Patent and Trademark Offices (USPTO) will take effect on March 19, 2013. As a result, most of the patent related fees—including maintenance fees—will increase significantly. For example, patent maintenance fees for large entities due at 3.5 years, 7.5 years, and 11.5 years will increase by 39 percent, 24 percent,… Continue Reading