Patents as green growth indicators…results from OECD

On way to measure innovation of a country in the green space is to look at patent filings.  The data shows that China is clearly in the lead. Indeed, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) uses patent filings as a metric for innovation and publishes its results on the following web-site: http://www.oecd.org/env/indicators-modelling-outlooks/green-patents.htm OECD … Continue reading Patents as green growth indicators…results from OECD

Canada emerging as a leader in green tech

Canada is increasingly becoming an important player in the development and patenting of climate change mitigation technologies, with relative specialization in carbon capture, buildings (energy efficiency) and smart grids.  For the interested reader, detailed statistics are available in the 2016 IP Canada Report, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, available online … Continue reading Canada emerging as a leader in green tech

Did you know that green tech patent applications in Canada are eligible for fast track examination?

The Canadian Patent Office allows patent applicants of green technology to jump the queue and get their patent applications examined more quickly.  Not only that, the Patent Office does not require a fee for doing so.  The wait time for receiving a first examiner's report in Canada in the absence of a fast track request … Continue reading Did you know that green tech patent applications in Canada are eligible for fast track examination?