USPTO To Speed Green Tech Patents To Market

Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 8:10 PM EST) -- The federal government has said it will launch a pilot program that could slash by a year the time it takes to get new environmentally friendly technologies to market by pushing applications for green patents to the front of the line for review.

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday that the Patent and Trademark Office is creating the program to get new technologies into the marketplace faster. Officials said the program also would create jobs and boost U.S. competitiveness in the sector, according to a...
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