Minesto, a tidal energy developer in the Europe, announced it has been granted patent for the primary patent family covering the company’s core technology, Deep Green.
Minesto’s primary patent application was filed in 2006, with additional applications being filed during 2011–2016.
Earlier this year the European Patent Office (EPO) announced that they intended to grant a European patent for the primary patent family. EPO has now issued a communication stating that the grant will be published early November.
After being granted the European patent, the primary patent family covering Minesto’s core technology Deep Green will cover 15 key markets worldwide.
“As a technology driven company it is of the outmost importance to continuously develop our IP strategy and the protection of our most valuable asset – our core technology. In that sense, this European patent is a milestone for Minesto,” says Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.
“Our primary patent family covering the Deep Green concept is now strengthened and complete. This combined with patented subsystems gives us a strong, long-term protection. Together with our other granted patent families, we have one of the strongest IP positions in the industry,” Edlund added.
In total, Minesto has been granted 17 patents with a number of patent applications currently being under examination.