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Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet: The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions

  title={Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet: The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions},
  author={Anthony E. Chavez},
  journal={Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property},
  • Anthony E. Chavez
  • Published 2014
  • Business
  • Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property
We will not be able to curtail greenhouse gas emissions quickly enough to avoid dramatic climate change. Thus, we should anticipate that society will consider implementing climate engineering, either to avert a climate catastrophe or to reduce atmospheric carbon. Although geoengineering research is still in its infancy, in recent years the number of geoengineering patents has increased dramatically. Because of the importance of these technologies to society’s future, the United States needs to… Expand
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