Fractal Antenna IP Expanding Design-to-License (DTL) Programs
WALTHAM, Mass. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Boston-area based Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., creator and patent holder of the fundamental fractal antenna technology IP, reports a sizeable increase in its 'design-to-license' (DTL) program for antennas and metamaterial electronics.
Unlike standard licensing initiatives where the company acts as a distributor of patent right of use, Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. understands mere licensing doesn't solve customers' problems. The antenna must fit a given customer's needs. Notes Fractal's CEO Nathan Cohen: "A patent license is only as good as the solution that goes with it. Why leave a customer high and dry struggling with their own attempt that doesn't work optimally?"
Under DTL, Fractal identifies what helps the customer best: is a custom vended antenna the right choice, or a custom design development packaged with license? "Making the solution part of the license is the missing piece", notes Cohen, adding, "so-called patent houses have little design expertise (and may not hold the proper patents anyway), while most antenna vendors are often poor at customized solutions. They are generally unfamiliar with the design challenges of the customer. With our 15 years of expertise on cutting edge antennas-- and the IP to enable it-- we most likely have seen similar issues before and can quickly leverage a reference design to a custom solution."
As an example, Cohen points out how an in-body medical antenna provides 'lessons learned' that can apply to a better tracking system antenna. Notes Cohen: "We never start from scratch. There is always a foundation to start from, and that saves our customers both time and money. In comparison, other antenna houses promise solutions-at the price of customers' defining the electronics layout around the antenna."
Utilizing fractal antenna engineers with decades of cumulative experience, Fractal has grown DTL to horizontally reach customers in a variety of markets, all of whom need antennas in the rapidly growing wireless world.
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Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. (www.fractenna.com) supplies products for the world's most demanding wireless, and electromagnetic applications. Backed by nearly three dozen U.S., and international patents, plus dozens of patents pending, Fractal Antenna Systems is the recognized pioneer in fractal technology, with extensive research and field experience over 15 years in business. The company is a privately held and headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
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