VANCOUVER, BC, January 26, 2022—Three Sixty Solar Ltd. (NEO: VSOL) (OTC: VSOLF) (“Three Sixty,” “Three Sixty Solar,” or the “Company”), an innovative alternative energy design, manufacture, and sales organization focused on solar equipment supply to the global marketplace, is excited to announce that the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) has completed their preliminary review of the Company’s patent application and declared the key claims pass the tests for patentability: being novel, inventive, and having industrial applicability.
Brian Roth, CEO of Three Sixty Solar states, “I’m very encouraged by this positive response from ARIPO. Based on their feedback, we have every indication that the key differentiators in our technology are patentable and we believe that our patent applications, if approved, can successfully provide competitive protection in the markets where we operate. This is a big strategic step for us towards maintaining an advantage in the marketplace for years to come.”
Following a period of technical development and engineering, Three Sixty Solar applied for PCT patent protection with the World Intellectual Property Organization. In April of 2021 the Company’s PCT filing was internationally published, giving Three Sixty until April 2022 to choose which countries and jurisdictions to file patent applications with local offices. In March and April of 2022, Three Sixty submitted patent applications in each of the markets where the Company expects to operate commercially in the years ahead, including the United States, Canada, the European Union, and others.
Three Sixty Solar has received notification from ARIPO that the organization has completed their initial review of the Company’s patent application. According to their review, the four primary claims that differentiate Three Sixty Solar’s technology all pass the three tests for patentability; the claims are novel, inventive, and have industrial applicability. These three patentability tests are the same ones considered by all the jurisdictions where Three Sixty has filed for patent protection and each jurisdiction is required to perform similar global searches for prior art. The Company is encouraged that the US PTO and other patent offices will reach the same positive conclusion as ARIPO regarding patentability of the primary claims.
The Company’s original application was written with several broader claims that must now be narrowed to focus on the four novel and inventive claims for the patent application to go through secondary review and approval. Three Sixty expects to submit these revised claims, focused on the patentable claims in the coming weeks, well ahead of a June deadline set for response by ARIPO.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Three Sixty Solar Ltd.
About Three Sixty Solar Ltd. (NEO: VSOL) (OTC: VSOLF)
Three Sixty Solar Ltd. is an innovative alternative energy design, manufacture, and sales organization which focuses on solar equipment supply to the global marketplace. The Company’s premier product line is the patent pending SVS series commercial solar tower. According to Statistics MRC, the solar farm sector is set to grow to around $296 billion by 2028. Three Sixty Solar’s unique tower concept is a high density, clean energy solution that uses up to 90% less land space than conventional solar farms and can co-locate adjacent to homes, retail, agriculture, and industry, thus minimizing line loss and maximizing energy delivery in places where renewables have been difficult to install until now. In multi-tower applications, developers can utilize the spaces between towers to better leverage land assets through additional revenue generating activities. Designed to withstand major instances of extreme weather, Three Sixty Solar offers a clean energy solution with minimal environmental and habitat impact. To find our more, visit: www.threesixtysolar.com and please watch our video. To stay informed, please sign up to receive news alerts and follow us on Instagram (@threesixtysolar.vsol), Twitter (@ThreeSixtySolar), and Facebook (@threesixtysolar.vsol).
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