Green patents to be fast-tracked

Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 in News| Share this article

greenGreen inventions will be given priority within the patent system under a government initiative aimed at getting such technologies to market quicker.

Under the scheme, patents could be granted within nine months of application, compared with the average time of two to three years, according to David Lammy, the minister for intellectual property, who announced the creation of the green fast-track channel.

This initiative takes immediate effect from 12 May 2009, as no legislative changes are necessary.

Intellectual Property Office