HOUSTON, TX, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - SSP Offshore Inc. ("SSP Offshore") is
pleased to announce that it has received Notices of Allowance from the
United States Patent Office with respect to multiple claims on both its
proprietary SSP Plus and its SSP HUB floating platform designs.
The allowed claims on the SSP Plus design include the core design
elements of the sloped cylindrical hull of the SSP Plus along with the
integrated heave-compensating module. The U.S. Patent Office has now
granted 17 individual claims on the SSP Plus contained in two separate
The allowed claims on the SSP HUB design include the core design element
of the tunnel through the hull allowing transport boats to dock
inside. The U.S. Patent Office has now accepted 25 individual claims
on the SSP HUB.
Further collateral claims with respect to both the SSP Plus and SSP Hub
have been submitted to the U.S. Patent Office and are awaiting reply.
In addition, SSP Offshore is pleased to announce that it has filed a
patent application in the U.S. with 20 claims relating to the novel
elements of its new SSP Driller design.
Paul Illingworth, CEO of SSP Offshore, stated that "we are extremely
happy to have received confirmation that we have secured the core
intellectual property on our proprietary SSP Plus and the SSP HUB
designs, as we have invested significantly in these product development
initiatives over the past three and one half years. We will strive to
ensure that we remain on the leading edge in product development in our
market space and that we strategically use the patent process to
protect our proprietary designs and add to our enterprise value in the
About SSP Offshore Inc.
SSP Offshore is a public company listed under the symbol "SSZ" on the
TSX Venture Exchange. SSP Offshore is actively commercializing its
proprietary SSP® FPSO platform design in two formats: (i) SSP Base; and
(ii) SSP Plus. SSP Offshore has developed multiple applications for
its product line including FPSO's, FSO's, FDPSO's, offshore logistic
hubs and deepwater drilling vessels. Visit the company's website at www.sspoffshore.com for more information.
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