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Should oil and gas companies release their cleantech patents into the public domain?
Oil and gas companies should release their cleantech patents into the public domain because the technology is urgently required to tackle environmental problems.
Unless cleantech is made
, developing nations who urgently require the technology will not be able to use it to lower their carbon emissions.
the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Averting this crisis is a huge collective benefit.
Releasing cleantech patents into the public domain is not a requirement to ensure rapid adoption of the technology.