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6:19 PMLimited growth in environmental innovation
Between 1999 and 2009 on average only 2.7% of all applications for technology
patents under the Patent Cooperation Treaty were for environmental
innovations (OECD Report 2011). Despite the creation of patent commons
such as the GreenXchange, there have been few breakthrough changes in recent years.
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