Burcon’s intellectual property strategy includes patents and patent applications to protect its unique processes, uses and characteristics of its novel plant-based proteins as functional food and beverage ingredients.
In total, Burcon’s intellectual property portfolio consists of
|73||US issued patents|
|34||US pending patents|
Burcon has over 200 additional patent applications to protect its novel proprietary protein technologies that can be grouped into the following 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.