Clean, Green Tech And Patent Review

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT) -- On Dec. 8, 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office launched a pilot program to accelerate the examination of certain “green technology” patent applications, implementing another aspect of President Barack Obama’s economic policy.

In his State of the Union Address on Jan. 27, 2010, President Obama emphasized the role of cleantech in future economic growth, stating that “providing incentives for energy efficiency and clean energy are the right thing to do for our future — because the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be...
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