Green technology patents are surging — from energy-saving devices and alternative energy production to emissions-reduction trading methods. Companies and counsel must carefully craft patent applications to secure rights to green inventions.
While environmental innovations may have no difficulty meeting eligibility and utility requirements for patentability, many inventions encounter hurdles in meeting the novelty and non-obviousness requirements. Counsel can proactively plan to overcome these challenges.
With companies vying to be first with green products, companies and counsel should also accelerate prosecution of green inventions in order to speed up issuance of a patent. Counsel must have a thorough understanding of the process and how to direct claims.
A panel of the following patent attorneys examined key issues in writing patents related to green technology, discussed how to overcome obstacles in meeting novelty and non-obviousness requirements, and offered strategies to accelerate prosecution and to enforce IP rights.
For more information on this webinar/teleconference program, please visit the Strafford Publications website