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Open Source – Eco Patents

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Companies like HP, Dow, Bosch, DuPont, IBM, Nokia and Xerox, only to name a few, believe the old saying that it’s sometimes not important to know something, but to know who knows it.  Together they have pledged over 100 green patents by adding them to Eco-Patent Commons, first-of-a-kind business effort coordinated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  Hoping to become something like an open source “green” community, the intellectual property varies greatly in their technical aspect, from eliminating anti-oxidant metal coating, to self-contained battery recycling station, to wastewater treatment.

So, if your company competencies do not include high-tech eco-solutions or your engineers need a little hand, be sure to check out the Commons.

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