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.”Â
Any published patent application or issued patentÂ that relatesÂ to combating climate change can be submitted for consideration.Â The patent applications must be published by December 31, 2008 to be considered.Â
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.Â
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.Â The link for more information on the contest is here.Â
The launch follows an excellentÂ article Managing IP did on the role ofÂ intellectual propertyÂ in the current clean tech boom.Â The comprehensive and thoughtful piece by James Nurton was the cover story of the magazine’s September issue.