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Every year Alcoa scientists publish hundreds of new ideas advancing light metal technology. We've selected the best and filed them here for you to explore.
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Patents, Trade Secrets and Trademarks
The company believes that its domestic and international patent, trade secret and trademark assets provide it with a significant competitive advantage. The company's rights under its patents, as well as the products made and sold under them, are important to the company as a whole and, to varying degrees, important to each business segment. The patents owned by Alcoa generally concern particular products or manufacturing equipment or techniques. Alcoa's business as a whole is not, however, materially dependent on any single patent, trade secret or trademark.