- On July 22, 2011
Concentrated Solar Thermal: Linear Fresnel Technology –
Ausra Patent Portfolio Overview
This patent portfolio overview offers a patent-centric analysis of Ausra’s technological developments. The report identifies Ausra’s patents, categorizes its portfolio into technology areas and provides interpreted summaries of the claims contained in each of Ausra’s fundamental patents and patent applications written in plain English.
Since the writing of this report Ausra, which raised more than $40 million in 2010 from venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Khosla Ventures, was purchased by Areva, a global leader in nuclear and renewable energy.
In 2014, Areva exited its concentrated solar power business and went ahead and abandoned many of the patents purchased from Ausra in the acquisition. Although much of the Ausra portfolio is abandoned, the portfolio overview provides insight into the service that IP Checkups provides to assist companies and investors in quickly understanding the technical areas in which the patent portfolio relates.