Nuclear Fusion: Global IP Landscape
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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