Are you done with fortune tellers and trend watchers and do you want to know what the future really looks like? Then take a look inside a patent database, our columnist Hans Helsloot writes.
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That software cannot be patented in Europe is a persistent myth, explains our patent expert Hans Helsloot. Something new and innovative just has to be done on a technical level.
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Imagine that as a start-up you have an innovative idea that will do away with the hassle of face masks and plexiglass. E.g., an advanced […]
It gives you a good feeling to see how many people are committed to doing something useful in this time of crisis. Very often this […]
Patent statistics published today by the European Patent Office (EPO) show that for the first time in more than a decade, digital technologies have taken […]
Start-up of the day: Patented VacuuAir technology delivers hardboard performance for SUP-Inflatables
Inflatables – inflatable stand-up paddleboards (SUP) in the main – have conquered the water sports market in recent years. But times are changing – these […]
Last year companies and innovators from Central Europe filled more patent applications at the European Patent Office than in the previous years. Poland became a […]
“We want to compete in business, not in court.” ASML, Carl Zeiss and Nikon have put an end to their long-lasting dispute and legal proceedings […]
In an interview for Radio4Brainport.org, the newly appointed full professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), prof. dr. ir. Rudi Bekkers, reveals that he found […]
Munich is the European city of patents. No other city has filed as many patents as Munich in 2017. It brings Munich the #4 position […]
With their method of etching geometric patterns on silicon wafers, ASML’s inventors Erik Loopstra and Vadim Banine were awarded the Popular Prize of the European […]
Engineer Erik Loopstra and the Dutch-Russian physicist Vadim Banine have been nominated for the annual inventor prizes of the Munich-based European Patent Office (EPO). The […]
Recent reports on the number of patents, again, confirm the importance of the Eindhoven ecosystem regarding innovation. In 2016, more than 3 million patent applications […]
Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, has listed NXP – for the second time in a row – in its […]
On the Friday of Dutch Technology Week, a new event is taking place: PatentMatch. The aim of this event is to bring together people with […]
Peter Wennink: “We should compete in the marketplace and not in court.” ASML’s Peter Wennink is furious about Nikon’s announced legal claim for alleged patent infringement […]
Philips is once again the biggest applier of patents in Europe. That became clear as the European Patent Office (EPO) published its annual report on […]
In an electric toothbrush there are dozens of patents. The motor, brush and battery each have their own patents. In 2015, Philips filed 2680 patent requests with […]