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Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Eco-Patent Commons

Katherine Nightingale, Scheme to 'share environmentally-friendly patents', SciDev.Net, January 17, 2008.  Excerpt:

Large corporations have joined forces in an 'open innovation' project to allow public access to patents with environmental benefits.

IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowles and Sony, in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have compiled a portfolio of patents — the Eco-Patent Commons — that can be used in manufacturing and business processes....

Also see the WBCSD press release, January 14, 2008.