1st Edition

Patent Law, Green Technology and Innovation

By Ankit Singh, Yogendra Srivastava Copyright 2023
    184 Pages 7 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In the era of modern industrial regimes, the role of technology in tackling climate change is pivotal. International goals of climate change mitigation and sustainable development cannot be achieved without the contribution of new technologies. At the same time, the importance of patent protection and an efficient patent system that facilitates technology transfer among international frontiers cannot be overlooked. Many patented technologies are either not accessible for further dissemination or do not hold much technical value. Therefore, advanced systems of collaborative innovation have been developed, especially in the sector of green technology and green innovation.

    The environmental concerns of the global community cannot be tackled by a single company, person, sector or country. Innovation partnerships and collaborative research will play a vital role in combating global climate concerns and in determining the diffusion of green technologies for maximum impact. This book argues that policy-makers should encourage partnerships in technology rather than focusing on gaining investment and access to green technology to encourage global technological giants to transfer their technology and knowledge to local entities. It analyzes the relationship between patent protection, green innovation and diffusion of green technology against the backdrop of climate change and severe climate crisis.

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach to align patent law and green technology with the Sustainable Development Goals, it examines the effects of patent protection, technology transfer and compulsory licensing on the diffusion of green technologies while offering a systematic analysis of the relationship between patent protection, green innovation and diffusion of green technology from a global perspective.

    CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

    CHAPTER 2: GREEN INNOVATION AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW

    CHAPTER 3: THE NEXUS BETWEEN GREEN INNOVATION AND GREEN ECONOMY

    CHAPTER 4: PATENT LAW, DIFFUSION OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND ALLIED MATTERS: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

    CHAPTER 5: GREEN TECHNOLOGY DIFFUSION AND THE INDIAN PATENT REGIME: ROLE OF INDIA IN PROMOTING GREEN ECONOMY AND GREEN GROWTH

    CHAPTER 6: CUTTING-EDGE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF GREEN INNOVATION AND DIFFUSION OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY

    CHAPTER 7: CONCLUSION

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    Biography

    Ankit Singh is Assistant Professor of Law at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India.

    Yogendra Kumar Srivastava is Professor of Law at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India.