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Apple extends its exclusive rights to Liquidmetal in consumer products in February 2015



Apple extends its exclusive rights to Liquidmetal in consumer products in February 2015


Apple extends its exclusive rights to Liquidmetal in consumer products in February 2015, extending the rights by one year.

Apple has extended its rights to the metal alloy material which it originally licensed from Liquidmetal Technologies in 2010 for exclusive use in consumer electronics products. Evidence comes from a recent filing with the SEC:

Until now, Apple has been testing the material in its SIM eject tool that came with previous generation iPhones, but many rumors in recent years have argued that it could take advantage of Liquidmetal for batteries, screws, or other components of its products. However, as early as 2012, one of Liquidmetal’s inventors noted that Apple was probably still 3-5 years away from using the material on a large scale for its products: