Having already been recently issued Patent 7188846 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a Mobile Safety Compliance Apparatus, Sector 10 is seeking additional patent protection in its current application with the publication number US2007/0278757.
Both the issued patent and pending patent application focus on creating a portable health and safety compliance apparatus having compartments for storage, waste disposal, and a water system for cleaning, and washing. The value added over the prior art essentially boils down to the notion that this all-in-one health maintaining device can 1) operate outdoors, and 2) be portable.
This patent activity strengthens Sector 10's strategic position within the emerging sector of emergency-based, health-sustaining technologies. Market penetration in this area will likely grow in the next few years, particularly in light of the recent report conducted by the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. In this congressional report published in 2008, 250 experts in the domestic and foreign intelligence community unanimously stated that the world will witness a biological or nuclear attack by the year 2013 - the United States being in the top tier of countries likely to be targeted.
While no one hopes for such catastrophic events to take place, Sector 10 is positioning itself to significantly help sustain life in the midst of tragedy. In addition, it appears now that Sector 10 has already begun commercializing elements of its intellectual property through its Mobile Response Unit product line. Consequently, Sector 10 has the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling the claimed elements of its current patent portfolio up until June 2020.
QualityStocks will continue to monitor the patent activity of the aforementioned application, as well as monitor additional patent applications filings submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Sector 10.
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