[A2k] USA now isolated on TPMS in treaty for blind discussions | Knowledge Ecology International

Sean Andrews sean.johnson.andrews at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 09:20:03 PDT 2013


Thanks for your reports. Does Exxon have a lot of patents to protect?
Trying to get my head around why it would have such a presence in the IPOA.

Hypotheses:
- patents for tech (explicitly stated in the letter)
- Trade secret protections keep them from having to reveal fracking
chemicals and other spills e.g.
http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/12/exxonmobil_baton_rouge_leak.html

I know they aren't the only company in the IPOA, but it seems curious they
would be so concerned with the treaty.

There has been a lot of attention to their letter here in the states: how
important are they in the negotiations?


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