Consulting firm Totaro & Associates launched a global marketplace and central clearinghouse for the wind industry to buy, sell or license intellectual property (IP) and technology.
Several companies have listed more than 800 patents for sale or available for license to date. The patents cover almost every aspect of wind turbine technology and operation including blades, controls, towers, gearboxes, logistics and transportation as well as operations and maintenance and construction.
Interested buyers and sellers must meet stringent criteria to participate, and listings are kept private to maintain confidentiality, but the categories available are known.
“This is about creating a mechanism for IP and technology transfer,” says Philip Totaro, founder and CEO of Totaro & Associates. “We have received tremendous response from wind turbine industry participants worldwide about the need and benefits of having an IP market.
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