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Intellectual Property, Innovation and the Environment

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Edited by: Peter S. Menell, Sarah M. Tran

ISBN13: 9781781951606
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £240.00



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This topical volume brings together seminal papers which explore the interplay of intellectual property, innovation and environmental protection. It traces the emergence of intellectual property as an environmental protection policy lever, examines the interaction of market failures at the intersection of technological progress and environmental protection, discusses concerns that have been raised about the use of proprietary rights in the service of environmental protection and considers alternatives to intellectual property, such as subsidies and prizes, as encouragement for advances in environmental protection technologies. With an original introduction by the editors, this important collection will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners working in the field of intellectual property, innovation and the environment.

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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, Environmental Law
Contents:
Acknowledgements Introduction Peter Menell and Sarah Tran

PART I HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: PROMOTING INNOVATION IN POLLUTION CONTROL THROUGH REGULATION AND MARKET-BASED INSTRUMENTS
1. D. Bruce La Pierre (1977), 'Technology-Forcing and Federal Environmental Protection Statutes'
2. Richard B. Stewart (1981), 'Regulation, Innovation, and Administrative Law: A Conceptual Framework'
3. Bruce A. Ackerman and Richard B. Stewart (1987), 'Reforming Environmental Law: The Democratic Case for Market Incentives'

PART II INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY TOOL: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
4. Adam B. Jaffe, Richard G. Newell and Robert N. Stavins (2005), 'A Tale of Two Market Failures: Technology and Environmental Policy'

PART III USING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
5. Michael A. Gollin (1991), 'Using Intellectual Property to Improve Environmental Protection'
6. Natalie M. Derzko (1996), 'Using Intellectual Property Law and Regulatory Processes to Foster the Innovation and Diffusion of Environmental Technologies'
7. Sarah Tran (2012), 'Expediting Innovation'

PART IV INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CONCERNS ABOUT DIFFUSION OF IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES
8. Joshua D. Sarnoff (2011), 'The Patent System and Climate Change'
9. Jorge L. Contreras (2012), 'Standards, Patents, and the National Smart Grid'
10. John H. Barton (2007), 'Intellectual Property and Access to Clean Energy Technologies in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic, Biofuel and Wind Technologies'
11. Eric L. Lane (2010), 'Keeping the LEDs On and the Electric Motors Running: Clean Tech in Court after eBay'
12. Eric Lane (2010), 'Clean Tech Reality Check: Nine International Green Technology Transfer Deals Unhindered by Intellectual Property Rights'
13. Bronwyn H. Hall and Christian Helmers (2010), 'The Role of Patent Protection in (Clean/Green) Technology Transfer'
14. Jason R. Wiener (2006), 'Sharing Potential and the Potential for Sharing: Open Source Licensing as a Legal and Economic Modality for the Dissemination of Renewable Energy Technology'

PART V COMPLEMENTS AND ALTERNATIVES TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR STIMULATING ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES
15. Jonathan H. Adler (2011), 'Eyes on a Climate Prize: Rewarding Energy Innovation to Achieve Climate Stabilization'
16. Gary E. Marchant (2009), 'Sustainable Energy Technologies: Ten Lessons from the History of Technology Regulation