Dec 8, 2009

Green Patents ~ vroooom…

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It looks like the United States Government is finally going to actually DO something around the time Copenhagen hits the world. While officials continue to battle it out in Copenhagen regarding the Danish Proposal, at least one US Government Body has decided to take ‘Green Projects’ in its stride. Greenbiz tells us that the patents office is going to speed up the processing of nearly 3000 ‘Green Technology’ patents which could have taken up to a year more under normal circumstances.

The U.S. Commerce Department's Patent and Trademark Office announced Monday the pilot program could shave a year from the time it takes to get a patent for certain green technologies, such as those related to environmental quality, energy conservation, renewable energy development and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
This could include inventions that reduce energy consumption in cathode ray tube circuits, electric lamp and discharge devices, combustion systems, industrial equipment or household appliances, or those that advance low-emission fossil fuel power generation technology.

Source: Greenbiz News

All hope lies in the fact that this will help companies bring out better options to the market faster. Hit the jump for the complete article at Greenbiz. Also, a friend and mentor of mine, Peter Lewin  has an interesting take on the Climate Science Fiasco.

Dec 8, 2009

Green Patents ~ vroooom…

vroom

 

It looks like the United States Government is finally going to actually DO something around the time Copenhagen hits the world. While officials continue to battle it out in Copenhagen regarding the Danish Proposal, at least one US Government Body has decided to take ‘Green Projects’ in its stride. Greenbiz tells us that the patents office is going to speed up the processing of nearly 3000 ‘Green Technology’ patents which could have taken up to a year more under normal circumstances.

The U.S. Commerce Department's Patent and Trademark Office announced Monday the pilot program could shave a year from the time it takes to get a patent for certain green technologies, such as those related to environmental quality, energy conservation, renewable energy development and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
This could include inventions that reduce energy consumption in cathode ray tube circuits, electric lamp and discharge devices, combustion systems, industrial equipment or household appliances, or those that advance low-emission fossil fuel power generation technology.

Source: Greenbiz News

All hope lies in the fact that this will help companies bring out better options to the market faster. Hit the jump for the complete article at Greenbiz. Also, a friend and mentor of mine, Peter Lewin  has an interesting take on the Climate Science Fiasco.