How EE Innovators Can Avoid Patent Problems

Feb. 5, 2009
Lisa Cohn from Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Mike Messenger, director of the electronics group for the law firm Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox. He explains what issues EE companies should consider when filing for patents and how to avoid patent problems that affect green industries.

Lisa Cohn from Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Mike Messenger, director of the electronics group for the law firm Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox. He explains what issues EE companies should consider when filing for patents and how to avoid patent problems that affect green industries.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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