TheÂ Temple Journal of Science, Technology, and Environmental Law’s (TJSTEL) 2010 annual symposiumÂ will beÂ about legal issues at the intersectionÂ of intellectual property and green technologies.
Entitled “The Greening of Intellectual Property,” the symposium will examine
theÂ many points of intersection between the intellectual property field and the green movement and assess the importance of this overlap to the legal community, the nation, and the world
The speakers include Robert Bahr, the Acting Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, who will talk about the USPTO’s Green Technology Pilot Program and Duke Law Professor Jerome Reichman, who will speak about green innovation strategies.
The first panel is entitled “IP Rights:Â Helping or Hurting Green Technology? The Effect of Green Energy Patents on Pollution and Emissions Programs in Developing Countries” and will be moderated by Temple Professor Greg Mandel.
The second panel will discuss the effects of recent court decisions such as In re Bilski on green patenting.Â An ethics panel will include Daniel Desmond, Pennsylvania’s “Energy Czar,” who has been involved in developing the state’s alternative energy policies.
Green IP has become a hot academic topic, with several law schools holding symposia on the subject in the last year or so.Â