USPTO to Host Clean Technology Partnership Meeting June 12, 2012

by Brian Fletcher on May 22, 2012

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its second Clean Technology Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The meeting will be held in the South Auditorium, Madison Building, Concourse Level, located at 600 Dulany Street, in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting is to bring clean technology stakeholders together to share ideas, experiences and insights and provide a forum for discussion on how the USPTO can improve and expand on its clean technology programs.

Clean technology includes products and services that improve operational performance, productivity or efficiency while reducing costs, inputs, energy consumption, waste or pollution. Alternative energy sources, water and gas purification and soil remediation, as well as other technologies centered on increasing energy efficiency and non-toxic production incorporate clean technology.

Leading industry experts will provide an overview of the clean technology landscape by addressing the importance of regional accelerators and giving an update on clean tech patents.

Due to space limitations, please RSVP by e-mail to jill.warden@uspto.gov or by telephone to Jill Warden at (571) 272-1267 to confirm your attendance. If it becomes necessary to restrict the number of attendees, the USPTO will do so on a first come-first served basis.

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patent litigation May 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I’m glad to know that the USPTO is still moving forward with green tech patents. Since the office cancelled its green patent fast-track program recently, I had feared that investment in alternative energy and sustainable technologies would stagnate. But apparently David Kappos & co. are staying at least somewhat on track with progressive, eco-friendly initiatives. Which is good news for all of us.

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