Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Launches Green IP Award

Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (Managing IP) is launching the Green IP Award “[t]o recognize important inventions in the field of clean technology” and acknowledge “the key role played by patents in innovation.” 

Any published patent application or issued patent that relates to combating climate change can be submitted for consideration.  The patent applications must be published by December 31, 2008 to be considered. 

The award will be presented to the inventor and patent attorney responsible for the winning submission, and the winning technology will be profiled in the magazine. 

I will have the honor and privilege of serving on a panel of judges that has been selected by the editor of Managing IP to determine the winner.

The closing date for submissions is January 31, 2009.  The link for more information on the contest is here. 

The launch follows an excellent article Managing IP did on the role of intellectual property in the current clean tech boom.  The comprehensive and thoughtful piece by James Nurton was the cover story of the magazine’s September issue.

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Eric Lane

Eric Lane, the founder and principal of Green Patent Law, is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in New York and is a member of the bar in New York and California. Eric has more than two decades of experience working with wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software.