The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce that effective August 4th, 2021, it has assumed stewardship of the Low-Carbon Patent Pledge (lowcarbonpatentpledge.org). Helios IP is endorsing the Low-Carbon Patent Pledge and provides their IP Tools solution for visitors to view details of the pledged patents.
The Low-Carbon Patent Pledge was launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2021 by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, and Facebook. The Pledge comes amid warnings from the global scientific community that breakthrough technologies will be vital to cutting emissions fast enough to avert climate disaster. Roughly half the reductions needed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 require technologies that are not yet commercially available, according to the International Energy Agency. The World Economic Forum is supporting the Pledge as it demonstrates the role of technology and innovation in pursuit of sustainability and net zero goals.
More than 400 patents have been pledged so far. The list of patents and other details are available at lowcarbonpatentpledge.org. The pledge is designed to grow as companies add more patents and more companies from different industries make the pledge.