"The issuance of the patent strengthens our proprietary market position for the application of this technology"
Notice the word "strengthens." Wonder if much debate went into the word choice and what if anything we should read into it.
You might have noticed the dueling patent fights and acquisitions between Google and Apple along with many other "high tech" companies.
Anyone up to speed on our patent position w.r.t. to potential competitors? The patent office was in the news recently with a 7? year bill finally passing and much discussion about how understaffed they are and how long it takes to get them. Also heard one report about how the fees that are paid upon application were being diverted to other government agencies, though I don't have a citation to offer about that. There is also concern that the new law will overly help large firms with large legal staffs.
The now patented device formerly known as 'PECC' was designed and built for years by a different, high quality house in central Wisconsin. The modular 'bucket' technology was an extension of their existing product line.
Jeff's patents (he has over 20) are mostly related to AMSC wind turbines and general methods for connecting and building inverters. Haven't looked lately but don't think he has any new ones in past several years. Could be some applied for but not yet thru the process.