Intellectual Property

Burcon’s patent strategy includes patents and patent applications to protect the uses of CLARISOY™, Peazazz®, Puratein® and Supertein® as functional foods and beverage ingredients.

Burcon has been granted 65 U.S. patents over its protein extraction technologies and protein product uses.

Burcon has an additional 42 patents under review by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These 42 patents can be grouped into three categories:

  1. Applications to protect additional novel protein extraction and purification technologies.
  2. Applications to protect the uses of CLARISOY®, Peazazz®, Puratein® and Supertein®: for example, as functional food and beverage ingredients.
  3. Applications to protect the “signature characteristics” of CLARISOY®, Peazazz®, Puratein® and Supertein®.

In addition to its U.S. patent applications, Burcon has applied to have most of its inventions protected internationally under the Patent Cooperation Treaty of the World Intellectual Property Organization. This would protect Burcon’s intellectual property in some 35 countries, including the European Union, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Burcon has in total 249 issued patents and 278 pending applications.