Innovation and invention are the life blood of AMF. When our scientists discover novel technology, inventions are documented and reviewed internally by a multi-disciplinary group representing science, legal, operational, clinical and regulatory groups. Inventions are subjected to a patentability review, and ultimately patents are filed in the United States and selected foreign countries. AMF currently holds over 140 US patents and 80 foreign patents covering a wide range of technologies. We develop products around these technologies, and hope to license or sell the rights to these products in order to commercialize them and, through royalties and other payments, bring revenues back to AMF to continue to fund further work in pursuit of our mission.
To reward innovation, AMF has an Innovation Awards Program offering a variety of monetary awards and other recognition for invention disclosures, patent filings, and other key contributions to the process of innovation and invention.