Partner Noel Courage Quoted in the Article “Celebrating World IP Day: Thoughts From Our Editorial Board” by Patent Lawyer Magazine

April 23, 2024

Partner Noel Courage was quoted in the article “Celebrating World IP Day: Thoughts From Our Editorial Board” by Patent Lawyer Magazine.

“Many innovators in the cleantech space rely on IP to help recoup the cost of R&D to make their inventions. Some IP Offices are currently playing a role in facilitating IP protection by prioritizing climate-related technologies for patent examination. For example, in Canada, we have advanced examinations available for green technology patent applications. This prioritizes the examination of a technology that, if commercialized, would help resolve or mitigate environmental impacts or conserve the natural environment or natural resources. Some other patent offices will also do an expedited review of green tech patent applications. Many would welcome this practice becoming more widespread, as well as being applied to other types of IP, such as trademarks. Not all cleantech companies want to expedite their IP. However, if it will help their business to attract investment or enforce their IP rights, then let’s give them, and the environment, that small amount of extra support.”

  Noel Courage, Partner, Bereskin & Parr, The Patent Lawyer Editorial Board Member

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