ANALYSIS: How Catalyzing IP Rights Can Combat Global Warming – Bloomberg Law
The US Patent and Trademark Office has relaunched a pilot program to expedite its examination of patent applications for inventions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program began accepting petitions for the program June 3 and will continue either until June 5, 2023, or until the USPTO grants 1,000 petitions.
This analysis provides answers to questions about the pilot program for practitioners and explains why the program—and IP rights in general—are needed to help address the existential threat of climate change.
What does the pilot program do?
The Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program is an opportunity …