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CIPO shines spotlight on patenting in climate change mitigation technologies

by Houston Brown and James Jun Pan

With the Paris climate agreement having recently come into effect, climate change mitigation technologies have been the focus of widespread discussion and debate. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has added to the conversation in their 2016 IP Canada Report, which includes a spotlight previewing their ongoing analytics study on Canadian climate change mitigation-related patent filings. Measures put in place by CIPO and many other national IP offices to fast-track such “green” patent applications reflect the increasing importance attributed to this sector of the economy.

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