Eye On USPTO's Green Tech Pilot Program

Law360, New York (December 17, 2009, 10:38 AM EST) -- As the United Nations Climate Conference continues in Copenhagen, a number of federal agencies have made announcements of import with respect to environmental issues.

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classification of carbon dioxide as a pollutant earned the great majority of media coverage, the patent community was more interested in the United States Patent & Trademark Office announcement regarding the “Green Technology Pilot Program” (“GTPP”).

Welcome as that announcement was for innovators in the green technology space who have vocally lamented the slow passage of...
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