By Kevin M. Closson, Nerac Analyst,
Originally Published: July 23, 2014
This article examines the role of national and transnational intellectual property policy on the development of a global sustainable energy infrastructure. A review of current intellectual property policy for selected jurisdictions is presented. The issues of patent pools, open source development, and government intervention are all explored. The author finds that thought leadership on the issue is lacking and current government policies are not designed to support the requirements of a transition to sustainable energy. National policies may be inconsistent or completely absent. Furthermore, one nation’s policies can work at cross-purposes to other nations’ policies. A coherent policy outline is required for the timely development of the transition to global sustainable energy. The author presents the components of such a policy.
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- 56By Ben Bahavar Ph.D., Nerac Analyst Originally Published: September 15th, 2014. A recent webinar announcement by the American Chemical Society (ACS) brought attention to a grassroots endeavor by the Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientist and Engineers (NESSE) and how they are working to build a community of confident and able early-career sustainable scientists. These professionals…