NLR’s innovative research leads to unique products and process inventions. To ensure the commercial potential of these inventions, NLR has an active policy in protecting intellectual property (IP). Within NLR, the Legal Affairs department is involved in the establishing and the protection of the portfolio of IP rights.

In line with NLR’s mission to strengthen the innovative power of industry, the majority of our inventions (protected mainly by patents) are available to third parties. Tech transfer agreements, optionally preceded by temporary paid options, can be in the form of an exclusive or non-exclusive license or an outright sales transaction transferring full ownership of the IP.

Click on the links below for detailed descriptions of licensing opportunities on offer or an overview of all published patents currently owned or co-owned by NLR.

Patents