IMRA and NRL agree to patent licensing terms

July 13--The agreement entitles IMRA to exclusive rights to market, license, and enforce and NRL-owned patent, entitled "Helical Fiber Amplifier."

July 13--IMRA America Inc. and Naval Research Laboratories (NRL) have signed an agreement entitling IMRA to exclusive rights to market, license, and enforce an NRL-owned patent, U.S. 6,496,301 entitled "Helical Fiber Amplifier." With this agreement, IMRA will license the rights to use this patent and share proceeds with NRL. This patent, along with others owned by IMRA, are key in the current and future development of high-power fiber lasers. This technology is important in welding and marking applications as well as other high growth market areas for fiber lasers.

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