It's not the typical response to tough economic times. But last fall--as the stock market crashed, corporate profits plunged and the financial system teetered on collapse--Xerox, DuPont and Bosch gave away some valuable assets. And they didn't even get a tax deduction.
Many patents for green technology will never be donated to the EPC, and that's fine with EPC's backers. They expect businesses will hang on to patents that generate significant revenue.