Group 47 was formed in 2008 in order to secure the patents, designs, and manufacturing processes for DOTS, a proven 100-year archival technology developed by the Eastman Kodak Company.
As of June 1, 2011, Group 47 acquired all identified DOTS patents from Kodak, as well as a complete technology transfer of all technical documentation. In addition, Group 47 obtained free and clear access to Kodak’s patent portfolio for any previously related IP, along with access to existing and former Kodak employees who have DOTS-related knowledge and/or experience.
We plan to license the DOTS technology, also providing extensive engineering and marketing support to licensees. Also, we are currently working to extend the DOTS patent portfolio with improvements to the original design and new techniques of leveraging the technology.
We’ve assembled a team that is uniquely qualified to provide guidance and support from solving manufacturing challenges to bringing DOTS to market, and have been in continual contact with members of the archival community to assess their needs as well as their interest in a 100-year archival solution such as DOTS.