PulseSwitch Systems, LC announced that it will begin a strong push into the self-powered switch control and sensor market in 2012. The company controls a portfolio of intellectual property (IP) relating to self-powered switches, controls, sensors and systems that includes issued patents in more than 25 countries, and pending patent applications in the United States, Canada, Europe, India and China.
"Our core patents and patent applications in this field have priority dates in 2000 and 2001, which predate those of many other players in this market. Consequently, we have strong protection relating to such innovations in this field," observed Brad Face, PulseSwitch CEO. "Some of these applications are still candidates for divisional application ... covering additional embodiments of self-powered switching system ... that is part of our strategy," Brad Face continued. "We feel good about our IP position relative to how our self-powered transmitters generate their power and how the components of self-powered systems can interact."