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Intellectual Property

Since the original patent was filed in 1998, Metalysis has continued to file groups of patents, based on the original Cambridge research, its own research and research undertaken by QinetiQ, which was a sub-licensee. It also owns patents on the polar process originally developed by BHP Billiton.

  • 29 live, published families of patents originally based on the FFC® approach - substantially developed.
  • Patents cover all aspects of the process from feedstock, preparation of the oxide, reduction paramenters, cell design, post processing and bespoke ancillary services.
  • Core patent has been filed in over 50 countries.
  • Combined IP now inclusive of portfolios from:
    - Cambridge University - FFC® Process
    - BHP Billiton - Polar®
    - QinetiQ - EDO® Process
    - Metalysis
  • A suite of next generation patents filed that deliver extended IP protection.

Metalysis owns one of the most extensive sets of patents in powder metallurgy.