Exceptional inventors from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Spain, and the US receive European Inventor Award 2017 at ceremony in Venice.
The EPO granted 96 000 patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new record high.
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.
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