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Intellectual Property: Hindering Green IT?

Intellectual Property: Hindering Green IT?

Intellectual property rights ensure competitiveness, but do they hinder progress? In terms of green IT, it depends on who you ask.

Coinciding with Copenhagen climate talks, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., introduced a bill on Thursday calling for the protection of intellectual property rights for clean energy and environmental technology in any global climate change agreement.

U.S. Chamber Commends Senate Resolution Urging IP Protection for Green Technology

U.S. Chamber Commends Senate Resolution Urging IP Protection for Green Technology

Measure Coincides with Copenhagen Negotiations; Complements Similar Language Passed by House Calling for IP Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the climate change summit in Copenhagen continues this week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce commended Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing legislation today calling for the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights for clean energy and environmental technology in any global climate change agreement.


“Senator Gillibrand should be commended for introducing this resolution that recognizes the importance of intellectual property in the development of green technologies,” said Dr. Mark Esper, executive vice president of the U.S.

Technology Transfer Pervades the Business End of Climate Talks

Technology Transfer Pervades the Business End of Climate Talks

Buried throughout the text of a climate change bill that Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry introduced this month are no fewer than 17 references to U.S. companies’ intellectual property rights and the necessity of protecting them.

OP-ED: Preservation of IP: One of Many Goals in Copenhagen

OP-ED: Preservation of IP: One of Many Goals in Copenhagen

As they attempt to construe solutions that will halt global warming, heads of state and government should resist the temptation to attack the legislation in place on intellectual property, writes Mark Esper, executive vice-president of the US Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center, in a December post.

Universities against third world proposal

Universities against third world proposal

COP-15 has poor countries seeking to unlock intellectual property rights on climate innovations.

Developing countries, including China and India, have a proposal on the table at the Copenhagen climate change conference COP-15 that will liberalise global intellectual property rights for new innovations designed to reduce carbon emissions: This is according to universityworldnews.com.