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.
Our patent expert columnist Hans Helsloot took a virtual look at the online Dutch Design Week and reached a shocking conclusion: lots of beautiful designs are not protected. This can be done better!
Inventions for electricity storage increased by 14 percent annually over the past decade, according to a study by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Our columnists are working on solutions to the problems of our time. In the section Tomorrow is Good, they write about their ideas and dreams for the future.
Our columnists are working on finding solutions to today's problems and write about their ideas and dreams for the future in the Tomorrow is Good section.
Universities and research institutes contribute significantly to the number of Dutch 3D printing technology-related patent applications, accounting for 21% of the total.
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 […]
What do you think? Has the corona crisis so far yielded more or fewer patent applications? Oddly enough, the answer is that no effect can […]
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 […]
As head of innovation for the Shanghai-based XNode powered by HighTechXL, Luuk Eliëns has devoted the past two years to helping to build scalable tech […]
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 […]
Siemens passes Huawei as the world’s most innovative company – Philips holds leading position in the Netherlands
Siemens has taken over the global leading position from Huawei in terms of the number of patent applications. Whereas the Chinese company was by far […]
In comparison with three years ago, Limburg has risen two places on ING’s Innovation Index. The performance in terms of business dynamics and patent applications […]
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 […]
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 […]
Only a week in office, managing director John Baekelmans of imec at Holst Centre, says he is “blown away by the innovations we are working on […]
Ten startups from Eindhoven have been honoured with the Gerard and Anton Award 2016. The jury of the awards thinks these ten have all it takes to follow the […]
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 […]
T-shirts, books, plastic cups: for these kind of products we normally have to make an assault on nature. Grow and harvest plants, cut trees or […]