Monday, October 29, 2012

Expedited Examination of Patent Applications Relating to Green Technology

Monday, October 29, 2012
Under Section 28 of the Patent Rules applications relating to green technologies may be eligible for expedited examination. Applicants wishing to take advantage of this initiative and expedite examination of their applications describing green technology must submit a written request for expedited examination to the CIPO along with a declaration “indicating that the application relates to technology the commercialization of which would help to resolve or mitigate environmental impacts or to conserve the natural environment and resources.” 

Additional information relating to expedited examination of patent applications relating to green technology can be found at: 

There are currently 70 applications expedited under this initiative. A listing of applications can be found at:

Applications recently listed include:

By Claire Palmer