FPInnovations' R&D work often results in patentable products, processes
or equipment. Generally, patents are filed in both Canada and the
United States. Since 1991, we have received 74 patents for technological
innovations, of which 49 are still being maintained.
In accordance with the terms of membership, FPInnovations will, upon
request, grant to any of its Primary and Secondary members in good
standing a royalty-free, non-exclusive license for the use of FPInnovations-owned
Canadian patents that result from research jointly funded by industry
and governments, provided these are used for the member and not
for resale. These licenses, when granted, will be offered without
warranties and explicitly exclude sub-licensing.
If an Associate member wants to use and/or commercialise a Forintek-patented
technology, a formal licensing agreement, including the payment
of royalties, must be developed prior to such use.
Attached is a list
of Canadian patents currently held by Forintek.
For further information on membership
privileges, you may contact our Membership Services Department
at one of the following locations: