Making use of expedited examination for Greentech

We have reported previously on the increasing importance of green technologies in the world of intellectual property. In recent years, IP buzzwords have included superconductors, gene patents, business methods and computer software. Society’s ever-increasing environmental awareness now dictates that greentech is the latest vogue. Unlike gene patents and computer software, there is a general acceptance

Expedited patent examination For “green” technologies

Unlike gene patents and computer software, there is a general acceptance that green technologies should patentable – the few dissenters who argue that such technologies should be in the public domain appear to overlook the basic quid pro quo of the “patent bargain” –being that without the prospect of patent protection, researchers would have no incentive to