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Resolving Conflicts Between Green Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Law
Faculty Scholarship
  • Robert V. Percival, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Alan Miller
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Keywords
  • Intellectual Property,
  • Green Technology,
  • Climate Technology Centre and Network
Abstract
This paper examines claims that intellectual property law, which is designed to create incentives for innovation, actually may inhibit the transfer to developing countries of green energy innovations. Although the paper cannot find significant examples of green energy technologies whose diffusion has been hindered by existing intellectual property protections, it explores strategies, such as compulsory licensing schemes, for responding to such problems if and when they arise in the future. The paper concludes that intellectual property law need not be an obstacle to a global transformation toward a green energy infrastructure that can promote economic development while advancing new levels of international cooperation.
Publication Citation
14 Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee Newsletter 18 (2011).
Citation Information
Robert V. Percival and Alan Miller. "Resolving Conflicts Between Green Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Law" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_percival/53/