SOURCE: Nano-Proprietary, Inc.

July 06, 2006 08:50 ET

Nano-Proprietary, Inc. Announces Key Patent Issuance

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2006 -- Nano-Proprietary, Inc. (OTCBB: NNPP), today announced that its Raman spectrum patents have been issued in the United States, China, and South Korea. The European filings related to this patent have been validated in France, Germany and the U.K., and we are in the final stages of the prosecution of the patent in Japan.

The Raman spectrum patents cover emissions from carbon that fall within a specific range on the UV Raman band. Our research has determined that all carbon emissions suitable for use in displays fall within this range. These patents cover emissions from all forms of carbon including carbon films, carbon flakes, carbon nanotubes, etc. This patent is a basic patent with broad coverage related to the activities that are covered by the patent.

The Raman spectrum patents greatly increase our ability to license our portfolio of display patents. It removes any potential disputes about the form of carbon being used, and its worldwide coverage will require potential licensees to license prior to selling product in almost any jurisdiction. The coverage provided by the Raman spectrum patent in China, South Korea, and potentially Japan provides a significant value to our portfolio.


Nano-Proprietary, Inc. is a holding company consisting of two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries. Applied Nanotech Inc. is a premier research and commercialization organization dedicated to developing applications for nanotechnology with extremely strong positions in the fields of electron emission applications from carbon film/nanotubes, sensors, functionalized nanomaterials, and nanoelectronics. Electronic Billboard Technology, Inc. (EBT) has investments related to electronic digitized sign technology. The Companies have over 200 patents or patents pending. Nano-Proprietary's website is

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