Clean Tech Trends—Intellectual Property & Transactions

By Ron Epperson and Myron Kassaraba

Ron Epperson

Intellectual Energy LLC

Myron Kassaraba

Pluritas, LLC

The clean tech market has been going through some major changes in 2013 and the beginning of 2014. Some of the signs continue to be negative such as bankruptcies and a soft initial public offering (IPO) market but there continues to be positive trends in many areas of this sector. Overall investment in clean energy continues to be substantial and the market is re-focusing on addressing the infrastructure deficiencies that are limiting the growth of certain technologies. Renewables represent the most significant dollars invested in the clean tech sector. With the increasing volume of deployment of wind & solar resources, the need for a more intelligent and integrated electricity distribution grid has become a critical path factor. This has also further reinforced the need for cost-effective grid-scale storage technologies.

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