A proposal for a clean technology directive: European patent law and climate change

Rimmer, Matthew (2011) A proposal for a clean technology directive: European patent law and climate change. Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, 3, pp. 195-204.

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This article charts the conflicted, dissonant policies of the European Union towards intellectual property and climate change. It contends that there is a mismatch between the empirical work of the European Patent Office and the quietist policy options contemplated by the European Union. This article contends that the European Union needs to develop a Clean Technology Directive to allow for a differentiated approach to patent law and clean technologies - especially given the past complicity of the European Union in global warming and climate change. It highlights essential elements in a comprehensive policy package for the reform of patent law - considering patentable subject matter; patent incentives; and patent exceptions.

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ID Code: 85357
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Environmentally Sound Technologies, Global Warming, Patent Administration, Patent Exceptions, Patent Incentives, patent law, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
ISSN: 1869-4942
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2015 22:59
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 22:35

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