PATENTS

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PowerCell allocates major resources to activities to protect its products with patents.The patents encompass fundamental technology, predominantly in the core areas of fuel cell stacks and reformers. Particular focus is directed at safeguarding these core areas, which contain most of the company’s patents. We also wants to ensure coverage of potential key markets and the domestic and production markets of competitors. Patents have been approved in the following countries and regions: The US, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Sweden and Taiwan.
PowerCell independently owns all of our patents with one exception, the PC1114, which is jointly owned with Volkswagen AG for Germany. The patent strategy is international and aims to build up a strong and competitive patent portfolio to consolidate the company’s market position and safeguard investments in new products, services and technologies.
During the year three additional patents were granted. PowerCell’s patent portfolio currently comprises 58 patents granted and 29 patent applications subdivided into 18 patent families. All patents are valid for a period of 20 years from the date of application.