Hitachi Metals holds more than 600 patents for rare-earth magnets globally. Photo: AP Hitachi Metals holds more than 600 patents for rare-earth magnets globally. Photo: AP
Hitachi Metals holds more than 600 patents for rare-earth magnets globally. Photo: AP

End of rare earth patent expected to lead to growth in mainland exports

Mainland firms expected to use expiry of patent to step up production of key micro magnets

Hitachi Metals holds more than 600 patents for rare-earth magnets globally. Photo: AP Hitachi Metals holds more than 600 patents for rare-earth magnets globally. Photo: AP
Hitachi Metals holds more than 600 patents for rare-earth magnets globally. Photo: AP
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