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USPTO Will Fast Track Patents That Address Climate Change

In an effort to accelerate the development of new technologies geared towards mitigating climate change, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it will fast track patent applications for inventions in this area. Normally the USPTO can take two to three years to process a patent, during which time products may be labelled as “patent pending.” The agency has long offered an accelerated process that requires additional fees and support documents. Those will be waived for some patents that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. In 2021 the USPTO received 40,000 patent applications aimed at the climate crisis. Click below to read more, article by Forbes, and here for the official USPTO press release.


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