In a presentation early in septmeber Dr. Victor described SVFC's patent position as that the company has filed a provisional patent and has added more claims recently. Filing a provisional patent allows you to reserve the intellectual property for a year before actually filing the patent. It gives you an extra year lead before having to show your hand. The company has excellent patent counsel and there appears to be a clear field in covering this intellectual property. From all the work I have done, it appears to be very difficult to make the ultrasonic cavitation work because if you do not do the process correctly you will kill the cells. The fact that Millipore would sign an exclusive deal with SVFC tells you this company has the goods. Over 300 patients have used these cells with a high success rate.