The inventors and assignees who participated in the USPTO Green Tech Pilot Program came from across the country and across the globe.
The top five inventors in the program are associated with seven (7) assignees: Stion Corporation; Calera Corporation; iGo, Inc.; Bridgelux, Inc.; SustainX, Inc.; General Electric Company; and Nitto Denko Corporation.
The first-named inventors from the program are from 22 different countries, with the US (648 patents), Germany (43 patents), India (21 patents), South Korea (21 patents), and Japan (19 patents) being the top five countries.
The first-named US inventors are from 40 states, with California (217 patents), Michigan (80 patents), New York (50 patents), South Carolina (40 patents), and Massachusetts (25 patents) being the top five states.
The assignees are from 22 different countries, with the US (726 patents), Japan (24 patents), South Korea (21 patents), United Kingdom (14 patents), and Switzerland (10 patents) being the top countries.
|Inventor Cited Country
(First Named Inventor)
|Number of Patents|
|Peoples' Republic of China||15|
|Hong Kong, China||1|
The inventors are from 22 countries. Perhaps most interesting on this list is the entry for France. This represents an invention (Patent Number 7,931,434) by inventor Marc Raynal for "Device for Producing Mechanical Energy by Means of a Divergent, Telescopic and Auto Sustained Chimney", which is a wind turbine system found in the patentECO™ Energy Index. Raynal is from Mata Utu, in the Wallis and Fortuna Islands, a French territory located in the South Pacific about 60 percent of the way from Hawaii (2,685 miles to Honolulu) to New Zealand (3,799 miles to Wellington).
Green Innovation States
Inventors in the United States are from 40 states, with the top 10 states listed here.
The nationality of the first named inventors showed that the majority of inventors receiving patents under the Green Tech program were from the United States followed by Japan and South Korea.
|Country of Assignee||Number of Patents|
|Peoples’ Republic of China||2|
|Hong Kong, China||2|