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IP in the Fast Lane

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“My parliamentarian colleagues think that intellectual property is increasingly important, as our economy becomes more knowledge intensive,” said Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Minister for Intellectual Property, at the recent Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) World IP Day event at the UK House of Commons. “That matters for growth and innovation.”

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Impressive European Inventors Recognised

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The 2016 European Inventor Award winners have been announced, and the developers of six patented inventions have been recognised for outstanding achievements in the fields of automotive safety, diagnostic imaging, biochemical engineering, medicine, neurology and environmental technology.

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Inventors with Lifetime Achievements: Last day to vote for European Inventor!

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Three developers of patented inventions that have been changing the way the world works in the areas of artificial hearts, automobile stabilisers, and treatments for premature babies, are the candidates in this year’s European Inventor Award’s Lifetime Achievement category. The European Patent Office (EPO) will announce all awards on 9 June; today is the final day to vote for your own favourite candidate

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Patenting and research trends reveal double-digit innovation growth

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Global innovation activity grew in 11 of 12 primary industry sectors world-wide last year, according to a new 2016 State of Innovation report, which says that innovations in the field of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and other home appliances, as well as in medical devices, aerospace, oil and gas, and IT, all experienced double-digit growth last year.

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European Inventor Award has transatlantic competition: Non-EU Contenders

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Three of the most innovative inventors outside the EU have made it to the final round of this year’s competition with progressive inventions in cancer treatment, wireless technology and next-gen biomechatronic leg joints.

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