Intellectual Property and Climate Change: Inventing Clean Technologies

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Nov 1, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 512 pages
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'An historically grounded study on a cutting-edge topic, Intellectual Property and Climate Change has it all. Not only is it well-written, concise, and hugely informative, it is also a timely intervention addressing truly global challenges. Quite simply, a must-read.' Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Uppsala University, Sweden 'Rimmer provides a much needed, well written, authoritative book on the intellectual property aspects of climate change, natural disasters, clean vehicles, and renewable energy. The book is essential reading for those wishing to better understand the complex patent issues involved with transitioning away from our current fossil-dominated economy to a more environmentally sustainable and equitable energy future.' Benjamin K. Sovacool, National University of Singapore In the wake of the international summits in Copenhagen and Cancún, there is an urgent need to consider the role of intellectual property law in encouraging research, development, and diffusion of clean technologies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. This book charts the patent landscapes and legal conflicts emerging in a range of fields of innovation including renewable forms of energy, such as solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy; as well as biofuels, green chemistry, green vehicles, energy efficiency, and smart grids. As well as reviewing key international treaties, this book provides a detailed analysis of current trends in patent policy and administration in key nation states, and offers clear recommendations for law reform. It considers such options as technology transfer, compulsory licensing, public sector licensing, and patent pools; and analyses the development of Climate Innovation Centres, the Eco-Patent Commons, and environmental prizes, such as the L-Prize, the H-Prize, and the X-Prizes. This book will have particular appeal to policy-makers given its focus upon recent legislative developments and reform proposals, as well as legal practitioners by developing a better understanding of recent legal, scientific, and business developments, and how they affect their practice. Innovators, scientists and researchers will also benefit from reading this book.
  

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This book is really good for climate change & IP researchers. It also has a large bibliography that you can use. I checked out the book more than 6 times from the library. I wish it had a reasonable price. because it is the most helpful book I have ever had in this subject.

Contents

the wizards of Menlo Park Thomas Edison General Electric Inc and Ecomagination
1
PART I International law
37
intellectual property technology transfer and climate change
39
intellectual property climate change and disaster capitalism
83
the World Intellectual Property Organization and the development agenda
120
PART II Patent law
157
patent logjams and fasttracks
159
hybrid cars and patent trolls
197
PART III Innovation
273
patent law and public sector licensing
275
patent pools clearing houses and open innovation
311
the HPrize the LPrize and the X Prize
343
intellectual property and climate law
377
Bibliography
405
Index
469
Copyright

patent law and compulsory licensing
236

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About the author (2011)

Matthew Rimmer is a senior lecturer and associate director of research at the ANU College of Law, and an associate director of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture.

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