Patenticulars

21 June 2021

Ready for the first challenge in this new section? OK then… let’s go!

Challenge

Conventional wind turbines only reach a certain height, but winds are stronger and more constant higher up. To generate more electrical power, inventors and companies are trying to harvest winds at higher altitudes, and several inventions use tethered kites to help with this.

When did this technology really take off (priority year)? Who are the applicants that have filed the most applications in this area? In which countries are most applicants located?

Hint

Use the Espacenet filtering function to help you find the answers. Take a look at page 6 of Patent Information News 1/2019 to find out more about this.

Catch the next Patenticulars in two weeks' time for one possible path to the solution.

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