By Matthew Rimmer
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Which have been 99 Ibid. General Electric Inc. (2005), ‘GE Launches Ecomagination to Develop Environmental Technologies; Company-Wide Focus on Addressing Pressing Challenges’, Business Wire, 10 May. com/. 102 Ibid. 103 Ibid. 104 General Electric Inc. pdf. , 1. 106 Ibid. indd 18 24/08/2011 16:06 Introduction 19 branded with the Ecomagination mark. ’s portfolio of technologies includes forms of energy, such as wind energy, solar energy and nuclear energy; water desalination and membrane technologies; energy efficient appliances and lighting; power stations and smart grids; green transportation, particularly in respect of locomotives and aviation; ‘clean coal’ facilities and carbon sequestration projects; and energy commercial and financial services.
The third part of this book explores alternative forms of incentives for research, development and deployment – such as environmental prizes, open innovation, patent pools, and global environmental funds. Chapter 7 considers public sector licensing – a measure mooted to overcome barriers to technology transfer during the Copenhagen negotiations. 177 Toyota Motor Corporation v. ) (Appellate Petition, Motion and Filing). 178 United States v. General Electric Company 115 F. Supp. 835 (DNJ, 1953). 179 Clean Air Act, Pub.
Remembering Edison is a useful corrective to such tendencies. Looking at contemporary discussions, there are a number of echoes to the story of Edison. There are international conflicts over the priority to patent rights. There are many contemporary developers of clean technology which have instructed their lawyers and patent attorneys to ‘claim the earth’ or ‘claim the solar system’, much like Edison. The mega-litigation over the Toyota Prius recalls the fierce patent fights over the electric light bulb.
Intellectual Property and Climate Change: Inventing Clean Technologies by Matthew Rimmer