Patents

Patent hunters ASML nominated for Innovator Award

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 two ASML researchers have...

Patents remain key indicator for state of innovation

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 were recorded throughout the world, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization, with most...

Philips Once Again Champion Of Patents

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 Tuesday. In total, Philips was responsible for...

Startups Are Now Taking Patents Seriously

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 (2680 patents) was a clear winner over bigger...

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