MAID further expands its portfolio

Posted on September 23, 2022 at 09:00 by

The Maritime Executive

The Australian company MAID (Marine Autonomous Intelligent Docking) Systems has significantly extended its patent rights in the APAC region and the United Arab Emirates. These rights cover its unique innovative systems and methods that enable autonomous mooring and positioning of marine vessels and add to MAID’s existing portfolio which already spans North America, Europe and Asia.

This latest extension effectively provides worldwide coverage and protection for the intellectual property developed by MAID that solves the fundamental problems inherent in autonomous docking and positioning solutions. MAID’s patents are already cited as prior art against patent applications filed by leading marine technology providers and major shipbuilders.

Recently issued patents include Patent No: ZL 2017800142288 (National Intellectual Property Administration of China) and Patent No: I653611 (Taiwan Intellectual Property Office).

The WMA has also recently received grants in several jurisdictions. The Korean Intellectual Property Office has published a notice of acceptance of its decision to grant patent applications MAID 10-2022-7006070 and 10-2022-7022850. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Notice of Allowance for patent applications MAID 17/697,266, 17/233,666, and 17/865,825. The Australian Patent Office has issued Notice of Allowance for patent application MAID 2017243430 and the UAE Ministry of Economy has issued Notice of Allowance for patent application MAID 6001029.


“The global maritime industry is rapidly moving towards autonomous mooring and autonomous navigation to deliver increased operational efficiency, increased safety, reduced costs from damage from maritime accidents, and reduced carbon emissions through speed profiles optimized for environmental protection. MAID IP was created to provide unique stand-alone options to achieve all of these goals, and our proprietary protected method is fundamental to achieving cost-effective and achievable solutions. said Brad Tyers, CEO of MAID Systems.

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