IP Checkups Launches CleanTech PatentEdge, the First Online Cleantech Patent Database

-- Online Research Database and Easy-to-Use Analytics Portal Enables Instantaneous Access to over 150000000 Patents on Breakthrough Technologies --

BERKELEY, CA (September 12, 2012) -- IP Checkups, a boutique patent analytics firm, today announced the launch of CleanTech PatentEdge, the only comprehensive online patent research database dedicated to addressing cleantech industry patent developments. The database filters more than 1.5 million worldwide patents in more than 150 cleantech market sectors and includes technologies as diverse as, but not limited to, ethanol biofuels, solar thin films, energy storage, and desalination. CleanTech PatentEdge allows users to avoid arduous patent searches and antiquated national patent databases by accessing information on cleantech patent data and trends through a simple, cost-effective interface.

CleanTech PatentEdge combines its database of worldwide patent publications with an easy-to-use analytics portal. The analytics portal tracks the real-time progress of worldwide patent publications and grants and creates custom charts and tables from the data [See Images A & B]. As a result, various key end-users such as investors, researchers, business development, licensing, product, and marketing managers can have information on the latest technology and potential competitors at their fingertips. With CleanTech PatentEdge, users can easily identify and analyze green tech industry trends and competitors, rather than rely on traditional market reports that are obsolete within a few months.

"CleanTech PatentEdge addresses an unmet need in burgeoning green industries, such as renewable energy, which are growing at breakneck rates. There are daily innovations in solar, wind, and water technologies, to name just a few. CleanTech PatentEdge provides an otherwise unattainable view of an entire industry's patent developments and competitive landscape in real-time, as patents are filed," said Matt Rappaport, founder and CEO of IP Checkups.

Who can benefit from CleanTech PatentEdge?

* Product and marketing executives will be well-informed on competitive product offerings and can use this information to better position their own product rollouts.

* Business development executives can find companies with strong patent portfolios and innovative research for strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

* Investors can seek opportunities in high-growth cleantech sectors or conduct patent due-diligence on their portfolio companies.

* Market research firms can study cleantech patent trends over time, compare technology sectors, and research individual companies.

CleanTech PatentEdge annual subscriptions begin at $180/month for individual users, and $450/month for 3-5 users. Month-to-month plans, corporate and educational rates are also available.

For more information, please visit http://www.cleantechpatentedge.com/ or check out the introductory video at https://vimeo.com/49188559.

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