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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/.