Cereplast, Inc. has been granted patent protection for its breakthrough Cereplast Hybrid Resins® from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO Letter of Allowance describing patent 10,506,418 adds to the company's growing intellectual property portfolio. Currently, Cereplast holds a total of 48 patents and patent applications in the United States and abroad covering two families of resins: Cereplast Compostables® and Cereplast Hybrid Resins®. This new patent not only strengthens the company’s existing patent portfolio, and also protects the composition formulation of Cereplast's Hybrid Resins® line designed primarily for durable plastic application. The new patent was initially developed by two researchers at the University of Arkansas and then further developed by the company’s R&D team.
"Obtaining a U.S. patent for our Hybrid Resins® line is an important step forward," said Frederic Scheer, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast. "Strengthening and protecting our intellectual property not only reinforces Cereplast's position as a leader in bioplastics, but is also an important part of our strategy for long term growth."