Burcon’s intellectual property strategy includes patents and patent applications to protect the uses of Peazazz®, Peazac®, Puratein®, Supertein® and Nutratein® as functional food and beverage ingredients.
Burcon has been granted 71 U.S. patents for its protein extraction technologies and protein product uses.
Burcon has an additional 36 patents under review by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These 36 patents can be grouped into three categories:
In addition to its U.S. patent applications, Burcon has applied to have most of its inventions protected internationally under the Patent Cooperation Treaty of the World Intellectual Property Organization. This would protect Burcon’s intellectual property in some 35 countries or regions, including the European Union, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In total, Burcon currently has 303 issued patents and has 229 pending applications.