NuScale's SMR design is protected by U.S. and foreign patent applications, including:
- Over 70 patents granted or pending in 15 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.
- NuScale has a substantial inventory of trade secrets, copyrighted materials and proprietary "know-how" .
These patent filings are focused on key innovations applicable to SMRs and the existing nuclear fleet. The portfolio includes filings related to:
- Advanced safety features
- Enhanced fuel performance
- SMR scalability
- Advancements in design, safety and innovation
- Designs that eliminate the need for AC and DC power for safe shutdown. (Patent Pending)