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Solar & Alternative Energy

Patent Office extends green-tech fast lane one year

CNet GreenTech
10 November 2010

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has extended an accelerated patent review process for green technologies one more year after getting fewer applications than expected.

The USPTO has announced that the program, which was launched last December, will be extended until December 31, 2011. Also, patent applications made before December 8, 2009, can now be submitted.

The changes are meant to move more green tech-related applications to the head of the line and to get patent assessors to examine them relatively quickly. Any technology pertaining to "environmental quality, energy conservation, development of renewable energy resources, and greenhouse gas emission reductions" is eligible.

Full story from CNet GreenTech