Exceptional inventors from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the US receive European Inventor Award 2016 at ceremony in Lisbon
Patent applications at the EPO grew by 4.8% last year, reaching a new record high. The top countries of origin were the US, Germany, Japan, France and the Netherlands.
A new report published by the EPO and the UNEP shows that the number of inventions in climate change mitigation technologies worldwide has increased almost fivefold between 1995 and 2011.
European Inventor Award 2016 winners announced
European Inventor Award 2016
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