Patents are now being granted for nano-materials and devices for underlying nano-structures, for products incorporating these structures, and for developments in the processes for fabrication, measurement and testing at the nano-scale we are perfectly placed to make sure you get ip protection for your nanotech. Indicators include nanotech firms, nanotech r&d, public sector r&d expenditure and nanotechnology patents. This article presents results of a study on the need for nanotechnology education and training in a variety of organisations in europe the organisations are active in dialogue and communication, regulation, or promotion of science, technology and innovation (st&i) these new data are presented in the. Read chapter 2 tracking and benchmarking progress: the national nanotechnology initiative (nni) was created in 2000 to focus and coordinate the nanoscienc. Technological strength indicators (tsis) based on patent statistics for 1975–2000 are used to analyse patenting of nanotechnology in the usa, and to compile crandall b c and lewis j (eds) 1992 nanotechnology: research and perspectives: papers from the 1st foresight conf on nanotechnology. View full editorial board back current: 0912 5 - year: 1714 order your article before print journal home editorial policies publishing ethics self archiving policies reviewer guidelines instructions for authors free copies online open access articles most cited articles advertise with us most accessed articles. Figure 4: patent applications to the epo — high-technology, 2012 (1) (number) source: eurostat (pat_ep_ntec) figure 5: patent applications to the epo — biotechnology, 2012 (1) (number) source: eurostat (pat_ep_nbio) figure 6: patent applications to the epo — nanotechnology and radio navigation by.
The framework has been applied to nanotechnology patent publications in the us patent and trademark office (uspto), the european patent office (epo) article publication rate of 20–25% for the same period when we use the same keyword “title–abstract” search approach as for patent applications. Mr antoine rety, european patent academy, epo moderator of the roundtable: mr gabriel gonzález limas, spto 0915 patenting trends and classification of nano technology inventions: what is patented in the field and how to search for it ms birgit lewis and mr victor veefkind, examiners, epo. Nanotechnology in medicine: european research and its implications inconsistencies in definitions and standards in such an emerging and increasingly prominent field like nanotechnology could lead to uncertainties in patenting and regulatory bodies when applying research findings to produce tangible. A patent is enormously powerful because it protects novel and non-obvious ideas and not just the expression of those ideas the patent system is meant to protect technology—actual machines, devices, and new chemical biotechnological/nano -technological compositions—rather than pure concepts.
This article will discuss recent trends in european nanotechnology education policies, in particular those initiated by the european commission this european union (eu) institution has been promoting nano-education as one leg in the “knowledge triangle” (research, education, and innovation) fostering. Patent offices7, and because different patent offices have different policies and examination procedures8,9 to gain a global perspective on trends in nanotechnology patents we have analysed those granted by the united states patent and trademark office (uspto), the european patent office (epo) and the. Abstract europe is investing substantial amounts of money in nanoscience, and nanotechnology is becoming r 1 heinze: nanotechnology in europe: publications and patent applications standard approach in patent searches is to use appropriate codes of the international patent classification (“ipc”), by means. Okazaki 2007), the european union, japan and the usa have contributed the majority of all nanotechnology patents the united states hold most patents, mainly in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, measurement, manufacturing and nanomaterials europe lags behind the us and japan, with germany tak- ing the lead.
Richard michalitsch, christian kallinger, yves verbandt, victor veefkind are members of the european patent office's nanotechnology dr stefan rolf huebner is a german and european patent attorney, representing clients in the field nanotechnology inventions 1 bird's eye view of the fullerene patent landscape. Also fundamental questions can be asked, such as: should matter at all be patentable at the most elemental level this article seeks to give a first overview of questions of law and regulation concerning the patentability of inventions in the field of nanotechnology under the european patent convention. Patent protection in the field of nanotechnology, european patent office: nanotechnology is the design, characterization, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling the technical problem underlying the subject-matter of the claim as objectively defined in view of this nearest prior art is to.
The european nanotechnology innovation landscape 4 brian c nanotechnology specific science-to-market perspective in order to identify european nanotechnology companies, three criteria were selected 4 fp7 funding 4 publications 4 patents to obtain additional in-depth information, a selection of these. Bowman, d m (2007) patently obvious: intellectual property rights and nanotechnology technology in society , 29 (3), 307-315 kallinger, c, veffkind, v, michalitsch, r, & verbandt, y (2008) patenting nanotechnology: a european patent office perspective nanotech. An overview of nanotechnology patents: a european perspective the future world will to a large extent consist of a knowledge based society intellectual property (ip) will play an important role in generating wealth and employment in that society a general rule is that the more developed a country is the more stricter and.
Finnegan also represents clients on ip issues related to european patents and trade marks, international trade, portfolio management, the internet, e-commerce rather than patenting simply to “check the box,” a better approach is to think big picture even when patenting small, nanotechnology-based innovations patent. Nanoelectronics and nanomaterial have the most shares of foreign patents in nanotechnology field in sipo, which indicates the strength of china's patent offices in china, united states, japan, south korea, european union, germany, india, russia, canada, and brazil have ranked 1st to 10th in 2015. Figure 19: average annual growth rates of nanotech patents for in 2003 top 8 countries according to epo against this background, the initiative of the european patent office of identifying and labelling ('tagging') an economic perspective, by presenting data on markets, funding, companies, patents and.
The problem in the present perspective is whether methods using nanoparticles constitute diagnostic, surgical or therapeutic methods amendments to the indian patents act 1970, sec 3(i) can be imported from the european jurisdiction which has proposed significant amendments to their provisions similar. Big things come in small packages: all across medicine, biochemistry and material sciences, minuscule nano-particles are unleashing their tremendous potential the epo helps retrieve nano inventions from millions of entries in the european patent office (epo) patent database with a new patent. European patent attorney jesper thorsen for general comments concerning nanotechnology to supreme court judge (ret) josé joaquim de oliveira branquinho: your example of life, the constant debates on law, ethics and justice and the reading recommendations are a part of both my professional and personal self. Bowman, d m (2007) patently obvious: intellectual property rights and nanotechnology technology in society, 29(3), 307-315 kallinger, c, veffkind, v , michalitsch, r, & verbandt, y (2008) patenting nanotechnology: a european patent office perspective nanotech.
To put the inter-cluster collaboration into perspective, we included international collaborations in the figure as well heinze, t (2004), nanoscience and nanotechnology in europe: analysis of publications and patent applications including comparisons with the united states, nanotechnology law and business, 1 (4),. Quarters of nanotechnology-related patents come from japan, the us and south korea european-sourced innovation appears subdued, a view confirmed by the regional analysis of nanotechnology shown below anz nanotechnology innovation represents less than 1% of the global patent activity, with.