Yesterday Bay Area Cleantech startup Solyndra declared bankruptcy. The reasons are basically business related, but some surround an problem I’ve noted regarding Cleantech businesses: scalability from laboratory to market. Most notable is the $535,000,000 loan guarantee by the US Department of Energy provided to Solyndra.
This is a ripe situation for a patent auction. The question would be how much – how close – to the recent mega-scale portfolio transfers such as Nortel. Solyndra a small portfoloio of 11 issued patents and 32 patent applications (there is some overlap). Read more » about Solyndra’s Cleantech Flame-Out and the Attendant Patent Portfolio