13 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2003
This essay, written for the National Association of Environmental Law Societies' (NAELS) annual meeting, explains how patent law operates generally with an emphasis on how it may impact the environment in particular. In so doing, the essay addresses from a patent perspective some representative concerns relating to patents that appear to be prevalent in the environmental literature and shows how the patent system may provide substantial benefit for those favoring the environment.
Keywords: Patent, Environment, Intellectual Property, Biodiversity
JEL Classification: O3, O30, O31, O32, O33, O34, O38, O39
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kieff, F. Scott, Patents for Environmentalists. Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 9, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=380840 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.380840