Patent Innovation Cited as Leading Indicator of Business Performance
RENO, NV--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) (
Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group, commented by saying, "Altairnano's imbedded IP value and demonstrated innovation places it in the top 10% of the approximately 1500 technology companies trading below $500MM in market value as ranked by our proprietary IP intelligence database called PatentVest. Our research has shown that this elite group of companies demonstrating above average PatentVest metrics, such as PatentVest Tech Score and the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of patent applications, have significantly outperformed their publicly traded peers. In addition, companies in this group have demonstrated higher margins and more sustained growth."
"We continue to believe that Altairnano's investment in Lithium-Titanate nanotechnology creates a unique commercial battery product, and we are pleased to be recognized for our innovation," stated Terry Copeland, Altairnano President and Chief Executive Officer.
Additional information on the "Best and Brightest" Innovating Companies award and the PATENTVEST evaluation criteria can be found at www.mdb.com
About Altairnano Inc.
Headquartered in Reno, Nevada with manufacturing in Anderson, Indiana, Altairnano is a leading provider of energy storage systems for clean, efficient power and energy management. Altairnano's Lithium-Titanate based battery systems are among the highest performing and most scalable, with applications that include complete energy storage systems for use in providing frequency regulation and renewables integration for the electric grid, and battery modules and cells for transportation and industrial applications. For more information please visit Altairnano at www.altairnano.com.