In support of its licensing activities, Renmatix has established a robust intellectual property portfolio including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and specialized know-how. Renmatix is vigilant in documenting the development of its technologies, and in filing for patent protection on core technology and subsequent improvements. In each case, we consider whether filing for patent protection or maintaining specialized knowledge as a trade secret is the best approach in the context of the company's intellectual property strategy. Renmatix also protects its technology through confidentiality contracts with third parties, detailed internal policies, and practices close attention to information security.
Renmatix's significant expertise and portfolio of hot compressed fluid (including supercritical water) patents, applications and trade secrets is focused on protection and development of a core value proposition for licensing the Plantrose Process to produce cost-competitive cellulosic sugars, supercritical crystalline cellulose, and novel polymers. Renmatix is expanding its IP portfolio to protect our advanced products, ingredients, and materials, and their unique applications. We are disciplined in monitoring relevant patent applications to validate that our freedom to operate (FTO) is unencumbered by patent rights of others; with efforts on this front coordinated among in-house resources, outside counsel, and qualified IP consultants.