Reforming Ourselves Out Of The Green Boom

Law360, New York (March 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Many believe the green revolution has the potential to generate a wave of valuable clean energy innovations, create millions of "green collar" jobs, and jump-start the next economic miracle in this country.

The key word is "potential," because this will only happen – or rather, it will only happen in America – if investors are willing to finance green innovations from workbench to market because they are confident they will earn the meaningful returns on investment a strong patent system traditionally has ensured.

A weakened patent...
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