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HPE IP chief on why making green patents free is ‘force for good’
November 29, 2021

Brett Alten, chief intellectual property counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, talks to Managing IP about recruiting companies to join the low-carbon patent pledge and what he wants from outside counsel. HPE helped launch the Low Carbon Patent Pledge in April 2021 alongside counsel from Microsoft and Facebook.

Companies that sign on can grant royalty-free patent licenses to any parties that want to use the technologies for the generation, storage, or distribution of low-carbon energy from solar, wind, ocean, hydropower or geothermal sources.

JPMorgan Chase, Micro Focus, and Majid Al Futtaim join the Low Carbon Patent Pledge to accelerate climate solutions
October 7, 2021

The Low Carbon Patent Pledge announced today that JPMorgan Chase, Micro Focus, and Majid Al Futtaim are helping combat climate change by making key patents freely available to anyone using low carbon technologies.  That brings the total number of companies who have joined the Pledge to 6. The Pledge was launched on Earth Day 2021 by Hewlett Packard  Enterprise (HPE), Microsoft, and Facebook with the mission of promoting low carbon technologies and fostering collaborative innovation.   Click here for full press release

American University Assumes Stewardship of the Low Carbon Patent Pledge
August 4, 2021

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 ( PIJIP is hosting the pledge in partnership with the Program on Intellectual Property Law and Policy at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Helios IP is endorsing the Low Carbon Patent Pledge and provides their IP Tools solution for visitors to view details of the pledged patents.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Facebook and Microsoft grant free patent access for low-carbon innovators
April 22, 2021

Announced on Earth Day, the Low-Carbon Patent Pledge aims to accelerate breakthrough technologies to address climate change

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