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How are the rights to this technology protected?
類別:BIOTANIUM
發佈日期範圍:100/11/29 ~



How are the rights to this technology protected?

At present there are over 60 issued patents and patent applications in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Korea, China, and Australia that protect specific methods or applications of nanostructuring of metals and alloys. Only five of these describe continuous manufacturing methods that could be viable for bulk production of nanostructured titanium. However, only the technology developed through Metallicum and its contractual partners has been demonstrated to produce uniform long rods of titanium and titanium alloys. Rights to the key patents for production of nanostructured titanium and its application to medical device applications currently belong to Metallicum and its contractual partners. Of ultimate importance is that one of these patents protects the right to use very high strength titanium for all medical device applications, regardless of the method of manufacture.
Additional patent filings are in progress now to extend the current protection to the ever increasing performance envelope of nanostructured titanium. In addition, the completeness of the existing intellectual property portfolio is currently under review to ensure that it provides adequate and enduring protection now. This review is also the basis for strategically managing the intellectual property portfolio to retain and continuously increase its value.