The technology of making ultra-thin, electrically conductive lines, developed by Polish physicists – Filip Granek and Zbigniew Rozynek – has been protected by closing the patent application. The XTPL company has received a grant from the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) to conduct the process of global patent protection for its unique technology.
XTPL patent application was filed on March 22, 2016 in the UK. The patent application was prepared in collaboration with a renowned London-based law firm specializing in intellectual property protection in the area of XTPL’s fields of application.
– The London lawyers helped us to prepare not only a very good text of the patent application, but the whole patenting strategy for the future. In March we closed the application. The scope of patent protection in the first place will the UK, but over the next months and years will be extended globally. In the application for a grant for the patenting process we have identified 40 countries. Among them are, among others, China, Israel, Japan, Germany, United States, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and Australia – explains Dr. Filip Granek, co-founder of XTPL.
XTPL applied for funding for activities related to the protection of industrial property in a program run by PARP, which supports enterprises from the SME sector in the process of obtaining such protection under the national, regional, EU or international level. XTPL’s application was assessed positively and the company received a grant in the amount of nearly PLN 400 000.
– We are pleased that such an institution as the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development believed in our project and trusted our technology. Support of external companies and organizations assures us that we have chosen the proper way of development of our invention – adds Dr. Granek.
XTPL is a technology company founded by eminent Polish scientists. The company develops optically transparent and electrically conductive layers, which can be applied as transparent electrodes in thin-film solar cells and liquid crystal displays (LCD).