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11 Current news of European Patent Officerss
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The European Patent Office (EPO) honoured exceptional inventors from Austria, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain with the European Inventor Award 2019 at a ceremony in Vienna. The laureates are recognised for their outstanding achievements in plastic recycling, cancer diagnostics, ...
Akira Yoshino named European Inventor Award 2019 finalist
The European Patent Office (EPO) announces that Japanese chemist and engineer Akira Yoshino has been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019 as one of three finalists in the category "Non-EPO countries" for his invention and refinement of the lithium-ion battery, which now powers billions ...
Maximilian Haider named European Inventor Award 2019 finalist
The European Patent Office (EPO) announces that Austrian experimental physicist and entrepreneur Maximilian Haider has been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019 as one of three finalists in the category "Lifetime achievement" for his pioneering technique to improve the resolution of ...
Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl named European Inventor Award 2019 finalists
The European Patent Office (EPO) announces that Austrian inventors and businessmen Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl have been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019 as finalists in the category "Industry", for developing technology that efficiently recycles plastic waste into ...
The European Patent Office (EPO) announces the 15 finalists nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019. The Award, now in its 14th year, celebrates the genius and creativity of inventors and inventor teams for their contributions to scientific and technological progress, their role in ...
Günter Hufschmid named European Inventor Award 2017 finalist
Oil spills are among the biggest challenges facing the world today. Millions of litres of oil are spilled into the earth's oceans every year, causing a raft of health problems for nearby communities and wreaking havoc on the environment. Now, thanks to the invention of German chemist Günter ...
Benoît Battistelli took up office as President of the European Patent Office (EPO). A French national, he succeeds Alison Brimelow of the UK, who has headed the EPO since July 2007. Mr Battistelli was elected President in March 2010 by the Administrative Council of the European Patent ...
Wolfgang Krätschmer has been awarded the European Inventor Award 2010 in the category of „lifetime achievement” for the development of the synthesis of fullerenes like C60, the soccer-ball molecule (European Patent Document EP 0500914B1 (1991/98)). In the presence of the Spanish Crown Prince ...
Saving precious water, gentler cancer treatments and "football" molecules made of carbon
Twelve candidates from nine countries are competing this year for the European Inventor Award 2010, a highly regarded innovation prize presented annually by the EPO together with the European Commission to honour outstanding inventions. The prize, which is purely symbolic and involves no material ...
The European Patent Office has granted LANXESS AG a patent for its product Baynox liquid. The antioxidant concentrate from the specialty chemicals group ensures the long-term stability of the environmentally friendly fuel biodiesel. LANXESS expects the proportion of sales in this area of the ...