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More than 2 million patent applications were filed at the world's five largest IP offices in 2013, an increase of 11% over 2012, according to the latest IP5 Statistics Report published this week.
Austrian and French engineers develop NFC with a team at NXP Semiconductors – a spin-off of Dutch electronics giant Philips
The EPO received more than 273 110 patent filings in 2014, an increase of around 3% over 2013, and a new all-time high.
European Patent Office (EPO) nominates Laura Johanna van 't Veer for her ground-breaking invention in the area of cancer diagnostics
European Patent Office (EPO) lists pioneer in microfluidics and intellectual father of microlab chip technology for top innovation prize
Thomas Oxley and Nicholas Opie invented a brain-computer interface system that transmits data from the brain to control external devices hands-free.
Thorsteinn Loftsson and Einar Stefánsson invented a non-invasive treatment to deliver drugs through eye drops rather than injections.
Antoine Hubert and his team's innovative vertical insect farms produce ingredients (including protein, oil and fertilizer) by breeding mealworms.
Ferreira's method to remove microplastics from water uses a magnetic liquid which binds to the particles and allows for their removal using magnets.
Josef Faderl and his team use zinc to produce stronger and lighter car parts. They makes steel up to six times stronger than conventional steel.