Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Patenting Carbon Management Software

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From Greentech Media:

Verisae has a patent for recording and reporting carbon emissions and trading the credits – and it wants the carbon accounting software industry to know.

Whether it’s the first shot in a brewing patent war for the nascent but growing industry, or a false alarm, remains to be seen.

The Minneapolis-based company announced this week that its patent, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Tracking Patent #7440871, was approved in October…….

“What do we plan to do with it? That’s a harder question to answer,” he added. “Do we plan to defend it? The broader answer is yes.”

Hepperla said that the heart of Verisae’s patent is in how it automates the collection and reporting of data from various parts of a business operations into its carbon calculation software.

Verisae’s carbon accounting software is one piece of a suite of software for asset management, refrigerant tracking and compliance reporting and energy and demand response management.

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Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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