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Intellectual Property

All of our intellectual property is developed in-house.

Early Development

In 2009, OriginClear invented its pioneering Single Step Extraction™ (SSE) process, and filed the first patent application on April 17, 2009. The SSE application has been issued as a patent in Australia (image), Japan (image), China (link) and Mexico. It has also been published by the European Patent Office (EPO) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). SSE is the foundation of our patents family, lending itself to the first stage of Electro Water Separation™.

Breakthrough Technology

In 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted OriginClear patent #9,085,745 for the first development of its two-stage electrocoagulation and electroflotation process, Electro Water Separation™ (EWS).

“This patent defines a tubular electro-contact design and a flotation concept that we have scaled up to become our EWS technology platform,” said Nicholas Eckelberry, OriginClear co-founder. “This was a key beginning for us. We have since advanced our understanding of this process; our later patents build on this important first discovery.”

Blockchain Technology

In 2018, OriginClear filed for a patent for WaterChain™, a blockchain protocol for the global water industry, utilizing the power of smart contracts to automate the complex chain of transactions that take place daily throughout the trillion-dollar global water industry.

Comprehensive Portfolio

In November 2017, OriginClear’s portfolio was valued at $8 million by independent valuation expert, Cambridge Manhattan Group, LLC.

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* OriginClear commissioned the report for a one-time fee of $2,000.

Today, EWS is our common platform for an array of solutions in multiple industries. We are working to create and maintain a strong Intellectual Property portfolio around this suite of inventions, ensuring our domination of those fields of in which we operate.

We currently manage over 35 applications worldwide, supporting the key inventions in our portfolio.

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Early Stage Inventions

During its first two years of operation, OriginClear innovated across the entire spectrum of algae production and processing. Early inventions of the period included:

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents on two of these inventions, Quantum Fracturing (US#8,993,314) and Hydrogen Harvester (US#8,986,531).

OriginClear announced the transfer of Quantum Fracturing, the Helix Bioreactor and the Hydrogen Harvester to French joint venture, Ennesys, on October 22, 2013.


The OriginClear® logo, wordmark and “O” symbol are registered trademarks worldwide. We have retained the OriginOil® registered trademark for future use.

The stylized WaterChain™ water drop, the WaterChain wordmark in combination with the water drop, and the wordmarks WaterChainCoin™ and WaterChainToken™ are trademarks of OriginClear.

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