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UK 'green channel' scheme accelerates environmentally friendly patents

The UK Intellectual Property Office’s green channel scheme is open to “patent applicants who make a reasonable assertion that the invention has some environmental benefit”

Report highlights an uptick in patent requests being filed and accepted by a UK fast-track scheme designed to stimulate green tech innovations. Since the UK Intellectual Property Office launched its "green channel" scheme in May 2009, more than 2,800 successful requests have been filed, with the majority (77 per cent) ...

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