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New Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-11

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-10 - May 30, 2012

In This Article: Federal Government Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince...more

Regulations: Inhibiting Progress or Spawning Innovation?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently attempted to promulgate new rules that are designed to protect downwind states from smog and fine particulates emanating from upwind coal burning power plants (it has been...more

Week of January 23, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

It's time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey! Once again we're seeing some excellent content coming out of our member firms from around the world - I highly recommend checking out these...more

Expiration of the Green Technology Pilot Program

The Green Technology Pilot Program of the U.S. PTO offers a route for applicants to expedite examination of patent applications, as set forth on the web site of the U.S. PTO and in the Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 234, at...more

Railroad Commission of Texas Finalizes Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Regulations

On December 13, 2011, the Railroad Commission of Texas ("Commission") finalized regulations requiring oil and gas operators to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing treatments ("fracking"). Please CLICK...more

Is IP Standing in the Way of a Green Planet?

The potential of intellectual property rights to impede the cleantech revolution has sparked a lively debate full of heated rhetoric. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu jump-started this discussion last year during a discussion...more

Advertising Law - September 10, 2010

In This Issue: *SPECIAL FOCUS: “How to Win Jury Trials in Trademark and False Advertising Cases”: An Interview with Tom Morrison *FTC to Release Green Guides in Coming Weeks *Literal Falsity Doesn’t Result in Permanent...more

U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Eliminates Classification Requirement For "Green Technology" Pilot Program

In December 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a one-year pilot program to accelerate the examination of certain “green technology” patent applications. Under the program, a patent application can...more

Sustainability Law update, April 2010

EPA GHG Reporting Rule, EPA GHG Endangerment Finding, GHG disclosure programs, Green certification, eco-labeling, fuel economy standards, Executive Order 13514, Renewable Portfolio Standard, SEC GHG disclosure guidance,...more

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