This is an important development, as the new patent describes the way that the CTS works and how it can be made in further detail. Additionally, it establishes a new priority date so that the patent protection runs far longer than the older patents. The original patent has a priority date of 04.08.2008 (and so is protected for twenty years from then). While the new one has a priority date of 07.06.2018 and so provides protection until 2038. This is in-line with our policy of refreshing patents regularly to prolong the protection they provide as far as possible.
The new patents have bolstered our already significant portfolio – protecting our intellectual property, confirming CTS as a unique product, and strengthening our overall business proposition for investors.