LONDON – Samsung has acquired certain patent rights primarily related to electronic devices incorporating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in deals struck with Unidym Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corp.
Under the agreements Unidym has licensed to Samsung patents covering carbon nanotube (CNT) materials, including fundamental patents on CNT compositions of matter, synthesis of CNTs, processing of CNTs, ink formulations, and transparent conductive films including CNTs.
In addition, Unidym has transferred certain patent rights to Samsung, primarily related to electronic devices incorporating CNTs. Samsung has granted back to Unidym licenses to sell products under the transferred patent rights.
The two companies have also agreed to work together to together to develop and commercialize CNT-based products.
"This is an important development in carbon-based electronics," said Mark Tilley, president and CEO of Unidym, in a statement. "We have worked with Samsung Electronics for several years, and we are now looking forward to this next phase in our relationship. We expect Samsung's investment in this alliance and ongoing IP cooperation with Unidym will open the market for printable carbon electronics."
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