Environment, Grid, Home, Solar

ECube, EconX Alleged of Patent Infringement by Bigbelly

Smart city solutions company Bigbelly, Inc.  has filed a patent infringement complaint against Ecube Labs Co. Ltd. (South Korea), Ecube Labs Co. (U.S.), and EconX Waste Solutions B.V. (Netherlands) for two patents covering energy management technologies for solar powered compactors.

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These patented technologies are used by Bigbelly’s waste and recycling system for managing an energy budget based upon the solar energy harvested and the energy needs of the station. According to Brian Phillips, CEO of Bigbelly, “The patents we are asserting represent important technologies in our IP portfolio and are vital to the basic function of a solar powered compactor.  They enable Bigbelly to operate with or without direct sunlight and in any location. These lawsuits seek to stop infringement of our patented technologies.” Bigbelly has filed complaints in the U.S. (California) and Germany.

 

 

 

Environment

Park Recycling Bin Grant Program Provides 41 Grants

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful are funding 914 new recycling bins in public parks across the country. This is the fifth year of the Park Recycling Bin Grant Program.

According to Vicki Draughn, VP corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group “As communities continue to improve their infrastructure to support recycling at home and at work, this program helps address a persistent challenge, which is improving recycling opportunities for people on-the-go.”

According to Brenda Pulley, senior VP/recycling, Keep America Beautiful “Our partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group has placed bins in hundreds of parks across the U.S., in the process giving nearly 1 million people convenient access to new recycling opportunities.”