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09 Jun, 2016, 13:30 BST Getting Help to Those Most in Need: Helen Lee Wins European Inventor Award for Rapid HIV Test for Developing Countries

Her invention of robust and cost-efficient diagnostic kits for infectious diseases such as HIV in resource-poor regions has come out on top: with a...


03 Mar, 2016, 09:00 GMT UK With Strongest Increase of Patent Applications at the European Patent Office in Five Years

UK patent applications at the European Patent Office up 5.7% in 2015 Rolls-Royce becomes new top UK patent applicant Transport, Engines, and Computer ...


08 Dec, 2015, 09:58 GMT UK Ranks 3rd in Green Tech Inventions in Europe

From Kyoto to Paris: Inventions in Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Growing Strongly New report finds number of inventions in sustainable...


29 Apr, 2014, 09:00 BST Outstanding UK Scientist Christofer Toumazou is Finalist for European Inventor Award: Rapid DNA Test on a USB Stick

Toumazou developed game-changing rapid "do-it-yourself" DNA test Microchip instead of genetics lab: analysis via USB stick saves time and money...


06 Mar, 2014, 09:15 GMT UK Companies Granted More European Patents in 2013

European Patent Office announces record numbers of patent filings and patent grants UK applicants were granted 2% more European patents, but patent...


06 Mar, 2014, 09:00 GMT UK Companies Granted More European Patents in 2013

European Patent Office announces record numbers of patent filings and patent grants UK applicants were granted 2% more European patents, but patent...


17 Oct, 2013, 14:15 BST Promoting a Unified Market for Innovation and Technology in Europe: European Patent Convention Celebrates 40th Anniversary

European Patent Convention (EPC) signed in Munich on 5 October 1973 Impressive growth in filings since EPC's entry into force Initially seven EPC...


28 May, 2013, 13:00 BST European Inventor Award 2013 Goes to Outstanding Inventors From Austria, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the US

European Patent Office honours pioneering inventors of LCD technology, nano-capsules for cancer treatment, pyrosequencing, USB, and 'Blumotion'...


22 May, 2013, 01:00 BST For a More Sustainable Steel Production: Korean Metallurgist Joo Sanghoon Nominated for the 2013 European Inventor Award

Joo Sanghoon & team nominated for European "Technology Oscar" Honouring invention of more energy efficient and cleaner way to smelt steel Method...


10 Apr, 2013, 16:12 BST Fifteen Pioneering Inventors Nominated for European Inventor Award

European Patent Office honours ground-breaking inventions in medical technology, pharmaceuticals, optics, steel production, electronics, computers...


06 Mar, 2013, 10:00 GMT 2012 - a Record Year for the European Patent Office: UK Patent Filings Continue to Grow Despite Economic Downturn

EPO announces record number of patent filings European firms lead on eight of top ten technology fields UK No. 4 in patent filings among European...


06 Mar, 2013, 09:00 GMT European Patent Office (EPO) 2012 Annual Results: Samsung Takes Top Spot in European Patent Applications

- Samsung takes No. 1 spot among patent applicants at the EPO - For the first time ranking topped by Asian company - With 5.6% share, Korea...


06 Mar, 2013, 09:00 GMT European Patent Office (EPO) 2012 Annual Results: Japan in the Driver's Seat of Growth in European Patent Filings

Filings from Japan grow by 9.1% in volume over 2011 With 34% Japan leads the countries' share in growth Japan No. 2 in number of filings Eight...