Surrey Research Park tenant M Squared, a leading developer of photonics and quantum technology, has been selected as overall winner of the Intellectual Property League IP100. Scoring consistently high across all five IP asset classes, the company displayed exceptional management and implementation of IP-led policies and processes which help foster a strong culture of innovation.
The IP League Table profiles and ranks innovative companies within the private sector, highlighting the companies which have significantly invested in their IP in the form of IP creation, IP management policies, Research and Development activities and IP commercialisation.
The award not only provides recognition for the chosen company, but also helps boost the valuation of a business and improve access to potential markets, with IP playing an important role in transforming funding options available to a company.
In the ten years since M Squared licensed its first patent, the company has built a strong portfolio that now comprises 70 patent families with 223 individual patents. In the past two years alone, M Squared has increased the number of patents it owns by more than 200%. Recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, M Squared are specialists in the design and manufacture of lasers, quantum technology, biophotonics and chemical sensing.