CHICAGO, USA – The US components maker announced that it is set to open licensing opportunities of its X-Sync Technology 1x11 chainrings. After the release of the SRAM XX1 product line last year the patent applications for the X-Sync chainring technology are still pending.
In the coming months, new patent information and disclosures related to new SRAM chain ring technology will be published. SRAM has a long-standing history of protecting its intellectual property on many new product rollouts.
Patent applications still pending
In the case of SRAM's X-Sync chainring technology, SRAM has patent applications both pending in the US and overseas and is now looking for partner in the industry to undertake preliminary licensing opportunities.
"In the case of the X-Sync technology, we are well aware of a 1979 patent describing a sprocket for agricultural conveyer equipment and are confident that we will obtain enforceable patent rights over this reference", announces SRAM.
"Accordingly, competitors should consider whether their product is copying the agricultural conveyor sprocket or SRAM's XX1 chainring with X-Sync technology."