Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tom Donohue urges strong patent rights in climate-friendly technologies

In an article titled U.S. group urges strong patent rights in climate deal , Doug Palmer of Reuters gives quotes from Tom Donohue of the US Chamber of Commerce relating to the issue of compulsory licensing of patents in the area of climate-friendly technologies:

"We have to strenuously oppose those ... governments that think weakening of IP (intellectual property) rights via compulsory licensing is the most effective way for developing countries to get the technologies they need."

"Put it another way we understand a little bit better in this country: They want to steal it."


"compulsory licensing of green technology could cost a million jobs by 2020 and lots more after that"


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