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Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Technology

Managing National Legal Intersections, Relationships and Conflicts

Abbe E.L. Brown

Exploring the potential for alignment as well as conflict between IP and climate change Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Technology encourages a coherent and integrated approach to decision making across the IP, climate change and technology landscape. This groundbreaking book identifies and challenges the lack of intersection between intellectual property law and climate change law at national level.
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Abbe E.L. Brown

Writing this book has been a privilege – the opportunity to explore a challenging intellectual landscape with the prospect of making a contribution to addressing fundamental questions for us all. Thank you to all at Edward Elgar, to all in the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen (in particular the IP/Commercial Research Group and the Commercial Law Research Centre, Greg Gordon, Pete Duff and Naomi McGregor) and the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association for their help and guidance in so many different ways. Many thanks also to friends, colleagues and family for their valuable comment and challenge on concepts and draft chapters: Charlotte Waelde, Matthew Rimmer, Marta Iljadica, Peter Yu, Robert Taylor, Anne-Michelle Slater, John Paterson, Olivia Woolley, Hector MacQueen, Paul Beaumont, Justin Borg-Barthet, Mike Radford, Heather Lockhart, Brian Lockhart, Christine Lockhart, Gloria Alvarez, Andrew Mitchell and Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan. As indicated in the book, various chapters draw on conference papers given around the world and I am delighted to acknowledge, in particular, feedback received at ATRIP in Cape Town and in Wellington.

The book includes developments up to 1 March 2019. There have been relevant events and contributions since then. There will be many more. I look forward to being part of the ongoing conversation.

Finally, thank you to Robbie, Hamish and Ross – yet again, without whom …