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Yissum inks licensing deal with Nanosys for portfolio of 60 quantum dot patents

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 21st, 2019

Yissum, the tech transfer company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has executed a licensing deal with California-based Nanosys covering more than 60 patents and pending patents for quantum dot technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Yissum will grant Nanosys an exclusive, worldwide, sublicensable, royalty-bearing license to its patented quantum dot technology in display, lighting and healthcare applications.

The agreement includes key patents related to the base composition of Heavy Metal Free Quantum Dots as well as novel structures such as nanorods that may enable improved photoelectronic performance for a variety of future applications.

The suite of patents represents 15 years of research and development by Professor Uri Banin from the university’s Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The patents in Yissum’s quantum dot portfolio have an average remaining lifetime of more than ten years, with many not expiring until 2030 and beyond.

The patents bring Nanosys’s quantum dot IP portfolio to more than 450 patents and patent applications worldwide. The company is a leader in the display industry, and its technologies are employed in many top consumer electronics brands.

Dr. Yaron Daniely, CEO and President of Yissum, said “Nanosys is an excellent example of a leading company investing in research results rooted in the strong nanotechnology and materials research at the Hebrew University. This agreement will allow the continued development and commercialization of promising innovation coming out of our institution, in line with Yissum’s mission of creating opportunities for academic knowledge and technology transfer worldwide.”

“Yissum’s quantum dot patent portfolio comes from a leading university with one of the strongest quantum dot research teams in the world over the last two decades,” noted Charlie Hotz, Vice President of Research and Development at Nanosys. “This transaction significantly extends Nanosys’s patent portfolio, enabling us to expand the foundational coverage for the range of heavy metal free quantum dot technologies and materials that we offer to our customers and accelerate the growth of the quantum dot marketplace.”

Source: PR Newswire

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