Patent offices are developing new programs to help in climate change mit- igation. What can they deliver? This Article provides a contemporary overview of the different green technology initiatives promoted by patent offices: fast- tracking of patent applications, search platforms, applicant resources, and publicity and awareness programs. The Article concludes that special treat- ment of green technology is fair and administrable when programs are openly accessible but narrowly tailored. The most tangible effect of these initiatives is the increased control by the patentee over the patenting and commercialization process, which is valuable even when effects of these programs on technology dissemination are difficult to quantify.
Exploring the Role of
Patent Offices in Climate
Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop.
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