Begun, the Cleantech Patent War Has
Intellectual property is playing a crucial role in the current clean tech boom by encouraging innovation and facilitating deployment of clean technologies.Green patents in particular are very important. Whether it be the guarantee of exclusivity in an increasingly crowded clean tech industry or the revenue streams generated by licensing proprietary technology to others, patents provide a powerful tool that clean tech companies can use in a variety of ways to create value. And as one would expect, with this means patent litigation activity from both cleantech players and non-practicing patentees targeting them. Begun, the Cleantech Patent War Has.