China patent for Aquaporin membrane technology

The State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China has issued a Notification on Grant of Patent Right to Aquaporin A/S’s patent application titled Membrane For Filtering Of Water, the company announced on 11 September 2012.

This is Aquaporin’s first Chinese patent application which has proceeded to grant in preparation for the Danish company’s entry on the huge Chinese market. A number of other patent applications are in the pipeline to further secure the company’s portfolio in China.

“The Notification on Grant of Patent Right is a huge and valuable milestone in our efforts of securing exclusivity for the Aquaporin Inside™ technology in China,” stated Peter Holme Jensen, CEO of Aquaporin.

The final patent version will be posted on Aquaporin’s website when available.