There is a general consensus among those who believe in anthropogenic climate change that substantial technological innovation is necessary to slow or stop the warming of our planet. Of the statutory and regulatory vehicles that promote technological innovation, intellectual property regimes, particularly patent laws and rules, are perhaps the most important. This two-credit seminar course is offered to students interested in issues at the intersection of intellectual property law and clean technologies / climate change. More particularly, this course will examine the role IP laws and IP rights play in green innovation, including development, protection and implementation of clean technologies.
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