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Home > Press > NanoInk Awarded Three Patents for Its DPN Technology for Nanoscale Manufacturing

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NanoInk, Inc., an emerging growth technology company specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life science, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor industries, announced today it has been awarded three additional patents pertaining to its core patented Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) patterning technology for nanoscale manufacturing.

NanoInk Awarded Three Patents for Its DPN Technology for Nanoscale Manufacturing

SKOKIE, IL | Posted on November 1st, 2007

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted patent number 7,098,056, entitled Apparatus, Materials, and Methods for Fabrication and Catalysis. The patented technology involves the use of DPN patterning for immobilizing catalyst materials and related compounds on surfaces. These regimes are shown to be primarily useful for growing uniform polymeric structures such as carbon nanotubes.

In addition, patent number 7,199,305, Protosubstrates describes the design, method of fabrication and compatibility with nanolithography of a prototyping tool. The tool consists primarily of a surface suitable for designing tests of nanoscale materials (most notably electronic) and components for connecting that surface to external, conventional test equipment.

Finally, patent number 7,279,046, Method and Apparatus for Aligning Patterns on a Substrate, describes a method of aligning features created via DPN patterning with extremely high precision. The method, which works for successive DPN patterning steps and integration with other forms of lithography, employs Scanning Probe Microscopy, integrated video capture, and novel software algorithms.

NanoInk's growing patent portfolio is composed of over 120 total documents in 38 families, including both owned and licensed properties. Robert Janosky, NanoInk president and COO, said, "NanoInk continues to invest in its future by developing and patenting powerful and innovative technologies which will enable the commercialization of numerous methods and products as the nanotechnology manufacturing space matures."

Other related intellectual property activity at NanoInk, Inc. includes two reexaminations. Recently, in an ex parte reexamination proceeding initiated by NanoInk, the US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) cancelled all but three claims of BioForce Nanosciences, Inc.'s patent number 6,573,369. Moreover, the PTO narrowed the scope of the three remaining claims in this ex parte reexamination. Furthermore, the PTO has also granted NanoInk's reexamination request for a counterpart divisional BioForce patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,998,228, and this reexamination remains pending.

Tom Levesque, vice president of NanoInk's Dip Pen Nanolithography Business, stated, "While one may question the PTO's decision to allow three narrow claims, we are nevertheless pleased to see that the PTO substantially reduced the scope of the initial patent. NanoInk will continue to aggressively pursue every means to defend our intellectual property investments."

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About NanoInk, Inc.
NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life science and semiconductor industries. With DPN®, a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology that allows for unmatched flexibility and accuracy, and also its high-resolution Nanoencryption™ technology, NanoInk is able to offer its pharmaceutical customers innovative solutions to fight counterfeiting and illegal diversion of blockbuster pharmaceutical products. Other key applications include nanoscale additive repair and nanoscale rapid prototyping. Located in the new Illinois Science + Technology Park, north of Chicago, NanoInk currently has over 120 issued or pending patents and patent applications filed worldwide and has licensing agreements with Northwestern University, Stanford University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Contacts:
oshua Taustein
Dresner Corporate Services for NanoInk
312-780-7219

David Gutierrez
Dresner Corporate Services for NanoInk
312-780-7204

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