The wall street journal posted an interesting article and video on graphene. The article discusses the current state of research and business, possible graphene applications and the rush to patent related technologies.
The article starts with the Cambridge graphene research center and then discusses several companies and their graphene programs, including IBM, Nokia, BlueStone Global Tech, Vorbeck Materials, Lockheed Martin and Aixtron.
According to WSJ, companies are rushing to patent graphene related technologies, although it is estimated that it will take years before real commercial applications arrive. This means that those companies are looking far into the future, wanting to secure they business when the graphene revolution arrives.