OCKHAM'S RAZOR Tuesday, 11/27/12 11:44:27 AM Re: goldman2020 post# 463 0 Post # of 780 The USPTO Upholds 3 of CTC GLOBAL Patents May 9, 2012 7:13 pm The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reexamined and upheld CTC GLOBAL’s three patents that had been challenged. The patents, related to its conductor technology and innovative fiber core composite were substantially upheld after a review of its 175 patents. These three patents were deemed patentable and will see CTC GLOBAL‘s 10 years of research and development sealed with a total of 10 U.S. patents, with five more awaiting approval. Currently CTC GLOBAL has over 200 international patents and patent applications that cover the different aspects of its carbon fiber core composition technology, hybrid glass and carbon composition as well as its manufacturing processes. According to CTC GLOBAL CEO, Jason Huang, the company is “Fully committed to continuing to invest in technology innovation in overhead transmission, and increasing its intellectual property and patent rights throughout the world.” Mar Huang, said that a number of “licensed stranding partners offer customers multiple sources of its patented ACCR ? conductor as alternatives to 100-yeard-old steel reinforced or supported conductor technology.” CTC GLOBAL, is a California-based company that provides double capacity and cost effective transmission lines conductors that require almost no tower modifications. Its energy-efficient ACCR (R) solution has been deployed commercially to over 190 construction and re-conductoring projects in an effort to deliver more power with less line loss. According to CTC GLOBAL’s website, the company’s sophisticated technology, that helps make the ACCC conductor composite core helps deliver double capacity on the same conventional conductor with the same diameter and weight, will still be able to cut line losses by up to 30-40 percent under equal load conditions. In addition, the core has exceptional resistance to cyclic load fatigue that is mostly caused by temperature fluctuations, vibrations, ice, wind and environmental conditions. CTC GLOBAL’s has top tier clients from around the world.