USPTO joins forces with global green technology platform, WIPO GREEN

By Vinisha Joshi  | Date: 2022-07-23

USPTO joins forces with global green technology platform, WIPO GREEN

The USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office), the federal agency in the Department of Commerce, has recently become a technology partner for WIPO GREEN, the green technology platform of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

Founded in 2013, WIPO GREEN is a public-private partnership that has 145 global partners including major technology companies, business groups, intellectual (IP) offices, research institutes and non-governmental organizations.

The collaboration offers an online platform for technology exchange, connecting seekers and providers of environmentally friendly technologies, and manages conferences, acceleration projects and global events highlighting green technologies' availability.

USPTO, by becoming a WIPO GREEN partner, joins the effort to help communities, companies, and individuals identify cutting-edge green technologies and who is producing and selling them around the globe, said Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

This is an effective tool that can meet the challenges of global climate change and helps fulfil President Biden’s pledge to participate in global efforts that support climate-supported technologies and investments.

The announcement was made at a meeting held by the USPO Director with Daren Tang - WIPO Director General, during the company's annual Meetings of the Assemblies in Geneva, Switzerland.

The contribution of USTPOs to WIPO GREEN includes its initiative that is intended to address the challenge of climate change, which includes:

  • The Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program of USPTO hastens the examination of patent requests, including innovations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • The announcement soon to be made for Patents for Humanity, which includes clean energy technologies awards contest, a green technology-focused version of the USPTO's extremely effective Patents for the Humanity awards competition

Furthermore, with this announcement, the USPTO joins ten other IP offices as partners in WIPO GREEN: Brazil, Lebanon, Chile, Denmark, Morocco, Portugal, France, Japan, Canada, and Switzerland.

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