Austin has been recognized by the Brookings Institution as a national leader in clean-energy innovation.

The Washington, D.C.-based think tank released a report April 26 that highlighted the Austin metro’s relatively high number of patents in clean-technology categories such as energy efficiency, advanced green materials, energy storage, energy efficiency, solar and transportation. Download the report here.

The top three cleantech patent owners in the area are Molecular Imprints Inc., a developer…