The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced the winners of the European Inventor Award 2021, its prestigious annual innovation prize. The individuals and teams were recognised for their innovative contributions in the fields of nasal drug delivery, DNA-based data storage, nanomaterials in dentistry, solar cells for self-charging devices, organic semiconductors, and advances in tissue engineering.
- Counterfeit products can pose serious health and safety risks
- 6.8% of EU imports – worth EUR 121 billion – are counterfeits
- EUR 4 billion worth of counterfeit pharmaceuticals are traded worldwide
According to the study European Citizens and Intellectual Property (IP) carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, consumers still find it hard to distinguish between genuine and fake goods.
WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) has launched a new application that makes accessible digital books available for direct download by individuals who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled.
ABC Global Book Service's business application is provided free of charge and connects participating libraries for the blind, known as authorized entities, to allow the sharing of accessible books.
News that holograms could be ‘printed’ on food shows how innovation continues to push the technology’s boundaries, says the International Hologram Manufacturers Association.
The move follows reports from the USA that scientists have moulded edible holograms onto chocolate. Although it’s early days, and the process only works for certain types of confection, the development could open-up a host of exciting future possibilities around the control and labelling of food, says the IHMA.
Test your knowledge with the Win or Learn IP in Games Quiz!
It is the innate feature of the human species to play, which has given the start of the human societal development. Games are forms of social interaction that make people go beyond their imagination. The oldest known game is believed to date back to 6000 B.C. and it is the ancestor of the game "Mancala".
Moral rights evolve together with the creation of an artistic work and last up to 70 years after the death of the creator. Moral rights consist of the right of attribution and the right of integrity, meaning that you should always be properly named when the work is being presented and no one can change your work without having your permission.