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ThermoEnergy Corp. (TMEN) Creates Program To Strengthen Patent Portfolio And Stimulate Innovation

ThermoEnergy, a diversified technologies company focused on the global development of proprietary wastewater treatment and technologies, today announced it has launched a formal intellectual property development and incentive program to create support for the company's efforts to advance its power and water treatment businesses.

The program is designed to build the strongest possible patent positions for the company, complementary to its portfolio of more than 30 patents and patents pending in the U.S. and other countries for wastewater treatment and recovery, and in clean combustion of fossil fuels for power generation.

ThermoEnergy currently has patents in two key areas: for the generation of clean electric power through a process in which coal is burned in highly purified oxygen at high pressure; and patents for water treatment and chemical separation technologies.

ThermoEnergy has retained Wolf Greenfield, a law firm specializing in intellectual property, to evaluate and manage the value of the company's existing intellectual portfolio.

In addition, ThermoEnergy has implemented a reward program in which ThermoEnergy employees will receive cash bonuses and stock options for ideas that could result in successful patent filings.

"Innovation is crucial for successful clean technology companies," ThermoEnergy chairman and CEO Bullock stated in the press release. "ThermoEnergy is fortunate to have some of the best engineers and technicians in the industry. With this program, we will better reward their creativity, spurring new ideas and adding value to the company."

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