Who Owns the Sun? Patent Law and Clean EnergyThe Conversation (2012)
There is a trade war brewing between the United States and China over intellectual property relating to clean technologies – particularly solar power.
Steven Chu, a scientist, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Secretary of the United States Department of Energy, commented: “When it comes to the clean energy race, America faces a simple choice: compete or accept defeat”.
The United States and China have a volatile relationship when it comes to intellectual property and climate change. They vacillate between co-operation, mistrust, and outright conflict.
The rivalry between the United States and China will have important implications for energy security, climate change, and trade in the global economy.
- Patent Law,
- Clean Energy,
- Solar Power,
- Wind Power,
- United States,
- World Trade Organization,
- Climate Change.
Publication DateFebruary 21, 2012
Citation InformationMatthew Rimmer. "Who Owns the Sun? Patent Law and Clean Energy" The Conversation (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_rimmer/107/