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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The need to be “green” is everywhere; from the market to the media, the technology used to promote environmental efficiency has gained international popularity. The green movement is mainstream, as the public has become inundated with advertisements full of hybrid or energy efficient products ranging from cars to light bulbs. But like any other new technology, these inventions also deserve the exclusive rights granted to inventors under patent law. The new administration has brought attention to this field by calling for greater developments in the areas of green energy and other environmental protections. It is evident that the need for these technologies is worldwide. Will all of this attention lead to an increase in respective patent applications?

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Patents and Green Technology