Cancun Climate Change, and Intellectual Property Rights: No News is Good News for Green Patents

Eric Lane, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Abstract

The author looks at how green patents fared in the negotiations and the final agreement after the close of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) treaty talks, held in Cancun from November 29–December 10, in 2010. He gives background necessary to set the stage for the talks.