Compulsory Licensing of Clean Technology- Saving the Environment or Stifling Innovation?
- David K.S. Cornwell and Alyssa K. Sandrowitz
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
Technology innovation along with the widespread transfer and implementation of clean energy technologies are critical to combating the global climate problems. Currently, governments are negotiating a post-2012 climate issues agreement and much debate centers on the role of intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) in the transfer of technology. As the negotiations proceed, much debate centers on the need to balance incentives to encourage innovation and investment in clean technologies, while not preventing widespread access to the technologies.
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