Hugh Herr builds bionic knees, legs and ankles.
He is head of the Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab, and, in
2015, he was a
nominee for the European Inventor Award. What motivated Mr Herr as a
25-year-old student to file a patent for an inflatable limb prosthesis? Why did
filing a patent as a student matter to him? Why should his and many other
inventions matter to you?
The experts on the EPO stand can give you advice on:
how to avoid the pitfalls in patenting medical
how to describe your invention as an apparatus
rather than a method
how to find out what other people are patenting
how to find out the
status of a patent application
and other questions you have relating to patents