Patenting free energy: The BlackLight litigation and the hydrogen economy
Rimmer, Matthew (2011) Patenting free energy: The BlackLight litigation and the hydrogen economy. Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 6(6), pp. 374-380.
In the wake of the Copenhagen Accord 2009 and the Cancun Agreements 2010, a number of patent offices have introduced fast-track mechanisms to encourage patent applications in relation to clean technologies - such as those pertaining to hydrogen. However, patent offices will be under increasing pressure to ensure that the granted patents satisfy the requisite patent thresholds, as well as to identify and reject cases of fraud, hoaxes, scams, and swindles.
This article examines the BlackLight litigation in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Patent Office, and considers how patent offices and courts deal with patent applications in respect of clean energy and perpetual motion machines.
The capacity of patent offices to grant sound and reliable patents is critical to the credibility of the patent system, particularly in the context of the current focus upon promoting clean technologies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copright 2011 The Author|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2015 23:44|
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