One of the more active areas in the patenting of cannabis technology in 2019 is the related fields of cannabis extraction and cannabinoid purification. Cannabis operators now must educate themselves and navigate an emerging landscape of U.S. cannabis extraction and purification patents for freedom to operate, while also looking for opportunities to patent their own innovations. So far in 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted over 30 patents with claims directed to cannabis extraction technologies and many others related to distillation of cannabinoid components and techniques for obtaining active compounds from marijuana and hemp. Dozens more are pending.
A review of the USPTO files for recently issued cannabis extraction and purification patents reveals the following trends in examination and gives insight into this rapidly expanding area of cannabis IP:
Nerd alert! We are about to get into the weeds on some recently granted U.S. patents in the area of cannabis extractions and purifications. [Read More @ linkedin]
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