Patents and climate change mitigation technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have published a report using statistical analysis of patent data and interpretations of patent data findings from CambridgeIP.
A key finding in the report is that Latin America and the Caribbean has considerable untapped renewable energy potential, which could be harnessed to serve the region’s rapidly growing energy needs.
While there are more than 1.9 million patent documents related to climate change mitigation technologies in the EPO’s databases, less than 3% of the global total of patent applications in these technologies was filed in Latin America and the Caribbean in the period 1995-2010.
Climate Change Mitigation Technologies (CCMT) filings with Latin American inventors have increased on average by 16% per annum, compared to the worldwide yearly average increase of 12%.
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