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Nuclear Fusion: Global IP Landscape

Publication: 
iRunway
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2016
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During the ALPHA program, ARPA-E commissioned a report on the fusion intellectual-property (IP) landscape.  Some key takeaways from the report are:

  • Magnetic and inertial confinement dominate existing IP landscape
  • Magneto-inertial or other approaches are a ripe area for creating new IP
  • Over 50% of fusion IP is expired, primarily due to non-payment of fees
  • Be judicious in timing of filing, given the 20-year protection time frame.

Read the full report here.

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