By Matthew Rimmer

'A traditionally grounded research on a state of the art subject, Intellectual estate and weather swap has all of it. not just is it well-written, concise, and highly informative, it's also a well timed intervention addressing actually international demanding situations. without problems, a must-read.'

- Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Uppsala college, Sweden 

'Rimmer presents a miles wanted, good written, authoritative e-book at the highbrow estate elements of weather swap, common failures, fresh autos, and renewable strength. The ebook is key analyzing for these wishing to raised comprehend the advanced patent concerns concerned with transitioning clear of our present fossil-dominated economic climate to a extra environmentally sustainable and equitable strength future.'

- Benjamin okay. Sovacool, nationwide collage of Singapore
within the wake of the foreign summits in Copenhagen and Cancun, there's an pressing have to reflect on the position of highbrow estate legislation in encouraging learn, improvement, and diffusion of fresh applied sciences to mitigate and adapt to the consequences of weather change.This e-book charts the patent landscapes and criminal conflicts rising in a number of fields of innovation - together with renewable kinds of power, corresponding to solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal strength; in addition to biofuels, eco-friendly chemistry, eco-friendly automobiles, strength potency, and shrewdpermanent grids. 
As good as reviewing key overseas treaties, this ebook presents a close research of present developments in patent coverage and management in key country states, and gives transparent ideas for legislation reform. It considers such concepts as expertise move, obligatory licensing, public quarter licensing, and patent swimming pools; and analyzes the improvement of weather Innovation Centres, the Eco-Patent Commons, and environmental prizes, resembling the L-Prize, the H-Prize, and the X-Prizes. This publication could have specific entice policy-makers given its concentration upon contemporary legislative advancements and reform proposals, in addition to criminal practitioners by way of constructing a greater realizing of contemporary felony, clinical, and enterprise advancements, and the way they have an effect on their perform. Innovators, scientists and researchers also will make the most of analyzing this book. 

Contents:
Preface
Introduction:
The Wizards of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison, common electrical Inc. and Ecomagination
Part I: foreign Law
1. The Copenhagen Accord and the Cancun Agreements: highbrow estate, expertise move, and weather Change
2. The journeys contract: highbrow estate, weather switch, and catastrophe Capitalism
3. strength Poverty: the realm highbrow estate association and the advance Agenda
Part II: Patent Law
4. The fresh expertise Revolution: Patent Log-Jams and Fast-Tracks
5. The Toyota Prius: Hybrid automobiles, and Patent Trolls
6. 'Clean power for the US, energy Up America': Patent legislation and obligatory Licensing
Part III: Innovation
7. weather Innovation Centres: Patent legislation and Public quarter Licensing
8. The Eco-Patent Commons: Patent swimming pools, Clearing-Houses, and Open Innovation
9. Environmental Prizes: The H-Prize, the L-Prize, and the X-Prize
Conclusion: highbrow estate and weather Law
Bibliography
Index

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Patent pools have become fashionable again, as a means of overcoming the ‘tragedy of the anti-commons’. There are tensions between the development of closed systems of technologies, and open innovation. Building upon this historical case study, this book charts the contemporary conflicts over intellectual property and clean technologies. This text is multi-layered, encompassing battles over international law; the policies and practices of national jurisdictions; and local instances of innovation and best practice.

139 General Electric Inc. randomtokenforcache=1284950 2249975nP6i. , there has been a long history of debate over patent law and energy technologies. There is a terrible temptation to think about contemporary debates over patent law and clean technologies in an ahistorical fashion, considering such developments as radical and unprecedented. Remembering Edison is a useful corrective to such tendencies. Looking at contemporary discussions, there are a number of echoes to the story of Edison. There are international conflicts over the priority to patent rights.

158 Maskus, K. (2009), ‘Differentiated Intellectual Property Regimes for Environmental Technologies’, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 6 October; and Maskus, K. and R. Okediji (2010), ‘Intellectual Property Rights and International Technology Transfer to Address Climate Change: Risks, Opportunities and Policy Options’, Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Series, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. org/i/news/biores/98251/.

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