BMS LTD - LICENSING, TRADEMARKS, DESIGNS, PATENTS, KNOW HOW
LEAD PATENT ASSIGNATION - Patent progress 2013 - 2014, the lead application passed to the Search stage, as of 20 January 2014. On the 17th September 2014 the patent was published, followed by a request for substantive examination on the 31st of December 2014. As a SME with limited funding, this strategy is the logical next step in developing the IP for our partners. Research that we hope to complete in the next 12 months is sure to lead to International improvement patents as new markets are identified that may need IP protection. Whatever follows, the market in the UK is secured against unauthorized intellectual property poaching.
"A boat, ship, or robot vessel, that by virtue of a combination of the technology described herein: computers, sensors, navigating equipment, terrestrial radio and satellite communications, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic actuators, photovoltaic arrays and wind generators/turbines and/or optionally, multi-hull design, is capable of superior course keeping and of navigating the high seas at speeds typically between 5 and 10 knots using only energy harvested from nature and without the aid of a human captain, or any other human sailors onboard the vessel, in a manner that such truly autonomous vessel is able to calculate, plot and execute course keeping that utilises energy for propulsion more efficiently, and where the autonomous navigation system is compliant with the Collision at Sea Regulations ([COLREGS] as apply to all vessels) and other rules of the oceans and harbours, as imposed by international agreements and treaties, and local port authorities when entering ports/harbours, docking or leaving harbours – utilising the onboard artificial intelligence thus created."
BLUEBIRD & BLUEFISH DESIGN LICENSING
Marine Systems Limited embraces partnerships and licensing agreements that
create "win-win" situations for our customers, partners
and our business.
We are passionate about our advanced zero carbon cruiser (ZCC) designs and technology and seek company
share our commitment and add value to our customers.
may be issued to contracting entities or builders for the purpose of
bidding for technology funding, subject to
Bluebird and Bluefish brand hulls and energy harvesting systems are developed, designed, promoted, licensed, marketed and serviced by Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd (BMS) in the United Kingdom (UK). The hull, energy and robotic systems are to be produced by specialized manufacturing companies under collaborative partnership and licenses from BMS around the world.
Licensees may market, manufacture, test, develop and sell the designs under agreed conditions and pay a license fee (royalty) to the licensor (BMS UK). Fees are calculated on the number of vessels or systems produced. BMS continuously supports its licensees in all phases of production and sales projects.
BLUEBIRD EV UNIVERSAL SERVICE STATIONS
We are due to acquire rights to this technology once our improvement patent is filed.
BMS Ltd TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Technology Transfer, is a means of transferring skills, know how, methods of manufacturing and more between parties to make scientific and technological developments accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit the technology into new products, applications or services.
Technology Transfer may also apply in the case of our research, to accelerate the level of maturity ready for bulk manufacturing or production.
BMS Ltd CONSULTANCY SUPPORT
In connection with the above, we offer a consultancy (advisory) and support service, which may be useful where procurement bodies are undecided as to how developing technology may affect future procurements, such as development of small zero carbon ships, into zero carbon cargo vessels, warships or cruise liners.
OPEN SOURCE SPECIAL PROJECTS
Academic groups or individual students may apply for a subsidized, or in some cases a free-issue development hull in connection with robotic projects based on Open Source hard and software such as Arduino, Beagleboard and Raspberry Pi computers and peripherals.
It makes good business sense to form strong alliances with solid Agreements up-stream, rather than eat into valuable research and development capital down-stream. Our policy is to identify and agree issues early on, only progressing to law in cases of IP infringment, after all attempt to negotiate have failed. See the sums of money involved and the new firms entering into Patent litigation below by way of example:-
- American Nortel (PK:ARTM) announces the formation of its new Patent Litigation division. The new division will focus on monetizing patent portfolios through licensing and enforcement. According to Forbes Magazine and the NY Times, $20 billion was spent for patent litigation in the past two years alone, the highest profile cases being between Google, Apple, and Samsung.
UNMANNED PEACEKEEPING & WARFARE - In the not too distant future (if the friendly fleets fail to arm themselves) it is likely that there will be hostilities involving aircraft carriers, destroyers and submarines. The side that wins will be the side that already has a fleet that is autonomous capable, with persistent monitoring and backup. At the moment carriers and submarines are being built that rely on crews and cannot function without men on board. In a world that relies on computers and drones, that is pure negligence on the part of the policy makers. Your policy makers may like conventional warfare with rows of military graves and coffins covered in state flags, but the relatives of the dead will be up in arms once they find out that the technology is/was available and was not taken up.
Warships, including submarines, should be autonomous capable to turn them into drones when needed, such that in the event of a real fleet engagement, against an enemy that is fielding drones, that the friendly fleet does not lose men as well as machines to a fleet of robots that has nothing to lose from the engagement, other than machinery. Contact BMS to find out more.
THE BASICS: SCOPE OF PATENT LITIGATION
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State of the art Wartsila diesel engines for oil tankers and cruise liners may soon become an outdated technology as solar and wind powered vessels become economically viable due to clean air laws. Our patent energy harvesting system may soon (10-20 years) herald in zero carbon cargo vessels and cruise liners. At so 2014, there is a rush to provide the infrastructure for LNG ports, such that LNG fuelled ships might switch to that technology to comply with MARPOL legislation preventing the use of dirty diesel.
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