Patents and Intellectual Property

Chapter
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 236)

Abstract

Along with the developments of hybrid laminated configurations comprising metallic and fibre-reinforced polymer constituents, patents have been filed to protect the intellectual properties associated with these developments. This chapter provides an overview of the patents filed worldwide over the past three decades to illustrate the various structural-, material-, and manufacturing concepts developed. These concepts are subsequently discussed with respect to their novelty and innovation.

Keywords

Fatigue Magnesium Welding Lithium Transportation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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