The world's most innovative economies are showing a huge increase in the number of patents issued. Within ten years, the number has increased by 1200 percent.
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According to a study by the European Patent Office, companies that have their own intellectual property experience much faster growth in revenues and higher earnings for their employees.
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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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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
According to the European Patent Office (EPO), Philips filed more patent applications than any other company in the world in 2015. Eindhoven as a city […]
Ferrari's choice of Benedetto Vigna as its new CEO signals that the world's most famous car brand has definitely set out on the path of technological innovation.
Intellectueel eigendomsrecht is er voor iedereen, dus waarom lijkt één partij dit zo veel handiger aan te pakken dan de rest?
According to a report published today by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), there is an urgent need to invest in clean technology.
A start-up in Delft is growing microalgae in photobioreactors, refining it into a superfood, and bottling it as a naturally blue tonic.
Protecting intellectual property in China a hopeless task? Patent expert Hans Helsloot gives three reasons why you should start anyway.
Almost everywhere, 3D-printed parts are still manually identified, sorted and finished. According to AM-Flow, this can be done faster and better via automation that uses sensors, data and AI.
Why should you seek cooperation if you are working on a ground-breaking innovation? Patent expert Hans Helsloot talks about the balancing act between sharing knowledge and keeping it secret.
Thanks to a new biosensor, medication doses can be automatically regulated based on a patient's condition. Lives can be saved by continuously monitoring the concentration levels of medicines in blood.