Patent management: securing intellectual property

Granted patents

In 2015, we filed 35 new patent applications and were granted 103 patents. Today, with about 160 active patent families, representing approximately 1,750 granted national patents or patent applications, LafargeHolcim has the largest and most diversified patent portfolio in the industry, covering everything from cement manufacturing to construction solutions, and including sustainable development and waste management. LafargeHolcim’s patent strategy follows directly from its innovation strategy, producing patent solutions to ensure competitive advantage in key business segments. The Group’s Corporate Patent Organization is responsible for managing the patent portfolio across countries, taking legal action when needed, and ensuring a strong alignment between innovation and patent management.

The combined protected intellectual property of the two legacy companies strengthens our competitive advantage in all business segments.