The ASV Intelectual Proparty Rights and patents are a result of several years dedicated R&D, with several million Euro invested.
The ASV technology was patented in 2002 and covers most maritime countries “world wide”.
SES Europe and Effect Ships International in collaboration with key partners plan to continue the R&D to further improve and optimize the ASV concepts with subsystems and supporting solutions.
Legal access to use the ASV technology and IPR for construction and operation of an air supported vessels may be obtained through a licensing arrangement with the owner of the technology, Effect Ships International AS.
Illustration: US patent