Irvine, Calif., May 7, 2012
CTC GLOBAL today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reexamined and upheld substantially all claims on three patents relating to its innovative composite core and conductor technology (U.S. patent numbers 7,368,162; 7,211,319; and 7,179,522).
The USPTO has now considered the validity of CTC GLOBAL’s patents on three occasions. After reviewing all of the submissions of potential prior art, a total of 175 claims across the three challenged patents were upheld or added as patentable.
This latest confirmation of CTC GLOBAL’s pioneering ACCC® composite conductor and core patents underscores the technology that CTC GLOBAL pioneered through 10 years of research and development and has proven in the field over the last eight years of commercial projects. As a result of this continual effort, CTC GLOBAL is the leader in composite-based conductor technology with 10 U.S. patents, 5 pending U.S. patent applications and over 200 international patents and patent applications. These patents cover many aspects of carbon fiber core composition, hybrid glass and carbon construction and composition, manufacturing processes and many performance criteria.
Jason Huang, CEO of CTC GLOBAL, stated, “We are fully committed to continuing to invest in technology innovation in overhead transmission, and increasing our intellectual property and patent rights throughout the world. A growing number of licensed stranding partners offer customers multiple sources of our patented ACCC® conductor as alternatives to 100-year-old steel reinforced or supported conductor technology.”
About CTC GLOBAL
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CTC GLOBAL provides cost-effective conductor solutions that can double the capacity for congested transmission lines, with little to no tower modifications. The energy-efficient ACCC® solution delivers more power with the least line loss. Since 2005, the ACCC® solution has been commercially deployed to over 190 reconductoring and new construction projects for top-tier clients worldwide. For further information, visit CTC GLOBAL’s website at www.ctcglobal.com or contact CTC GLOBAL at +1-949-428-8500.