New Energy Strengthens Patent Portfolio
December 19, 2011

Sustainable electricity systems, such as SolarWindow, from New Energy Technologies Inc. of Columbia, Md., have prompted more than 33 new international and U.S. patent filings in 2011, bringing up the company's portfolio to 43 patent submissions to date, according to a December 19 company release.

"Earlier this year, we took proactive steps to confidently escalate the development of our brand-new clean and sustainable energy technologies to a fast paced, deliberate path towards commercialization," says John A. Conklin, president and CEO, in the release. "In so doing, we've worked to construct an increasingly deep foundation of intellectual property to help protect the many discoveries, inventions, methods, processes, and materials that our research and engineering teams have developed in our bid to advance these technologies towards product and commercial launch. The net result is the filing of several dozen patents this year."

SolarWindow is capable of generating clean electricity on see-through glass windows, by making use of the energy of natural sunlight and artificial sources such as fluorescent and LED lighting typically installed in offices, schools, and commercial buildings.

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