The EPO: Paying tribute to 15 outstanding inventors - European Inventor Award 2018 finalists announced

  • The European Patent Office (EPO) announces the inventors and inventor teams short-listed for its prestigious annual innovation prize
  • Their inventions cover a wide range of fields including biotechnology, microchip lithography, automotive, toys and games, medical imaging, renewable energy, materials sciences, lasers and electronics
  • Award winners selected by international jury will be announced on 7 June at ceremony in Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • General public to choose the winner of the Popular Prize via online voting
  • EPO President Battistelli: "This year's finalists demonstrate that Europe continues to be a world leader in innovation. The creativity and ingenuity of these outstanding women and men helps to improve our daily lives and strengthens the competitiveness of the European economy."

Read more on the EPO website:


About Us

We register companies, associations, foundations and other organizations and corporations, as well as enterprise mortgages and LEI codes. We examine and grant patents and register utility models. We also register trademarks for products and services and provide design protection. We oversee and approve auditors and monitor foundations and the collective management of copyright. We offer our customers advisory services and courses. We give information about companies, organizations, corporations and immaterial rights. Our office is an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for international PCT patent applications.