Clean tech, or green construction, is generally defined as construction that reduces or minimizes the environmental impact in building construction, operation and use. Although those in the construction industry often think of copyrights to protect build-out drawings, floor plans and the like, other types of intellectual property are often overlooked....
Butamax -- a maker of technology to produce biobutanol -- has been in a long patent dispute with Gevo -- a producer of renewable isobutanol. Each has claimed that the other violates its biofuel patents.
The issue came to a head on February 10 as the U.S. was set to announce trade enforcement action against India related to drug companies.