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 establishment 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, among other things, 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. The transfer of ownership of the IP is also an option.

Click on the links below for an overview of all published patents currently owned by NLR. Licensing opportunities for other forms of IPR are offered on a contractual basis.