'Green Revolution' Spurring The Next Patent Boom

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The push to tackle climate change and switch to green energy has brought carbon credit trading to the forefront. As industries and lawmakers begin to move toward this market-based approach to cutting down on pollution, attorneys are waiting for emissions trading to spur the next big boom in patent law.

Businesses and inventors in an array of industries have already begun to apply and secure patents for innovative methods of trading emissions and offsetting carbon footprints, as well as for clean, energy-efficient technology.

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