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June 2022 | Bulletin num.145 | Subscribe
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I Edition of the Awards for the Best Invention Protected by Industrial Property

On June 1, the awards ceremony for the First Edition of the Awards for the Best Invention Protected by Industrial Property was held, organized by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, O.A. (SPTO), in the gardens of the Madrid headquarters of the School of Industrial Organization (EOI).

The act was chaired by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto Illera, accompanied by the Undersecretary of the Ministry and President of the SPTO, Pablo Garde Lobo. Both highlighted the importance of Industrial Property as intangible assets, and the government's commitment to innovation.

The objective of these awards is to distinguish the protection of research results through Patents and Utility Models granted in 2020 by the SPTO, thus publicly recognizing the value of protected Spanish R&D and competitively positioned in the market. With all this, the ultimate goal pursued is none other than to support and promote research, scientific and technological activity and reward the innovative nature of our inventors as the engine of technological development in our society.

The ceremony also featured the participation of Nieves Olivera Pérez-Frade, Director General of the EOI, and the CSIC researcher and CEO of Marsi Bionics, Elena García Armada, winner of the popular award for the European Inventor Award 2022 from the European Office of Patents (OEP), which shared its lessons learned in the proper use of Industrial Property.

The finalists for the Patent and Utility Model categories belong to various sectors, among which the following stand out: information and communication technologies, health sciences, optics, chemistry and materials analysis, and metrics and tests.

The winner invention of the Absolute Category Award for Best Patent was a drug for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

The prizes awarded were in the following categories:

  • Utility Model Category Award, with an economic endowment of 1,500 euros: Carlos Jesús Pérez del Pulgar, with his utility model ES1253434U: Robust, rapidly manufactured artificial respirator.
  • Category Award for Best Young Inventor Patent, with an economic endowment of 3,000 euros: José Manuel Luque, for his patent ES2736899: Waveguide, manufacturing method of said waveguide and polarization divider that makes use of said guide cool.
  • Patent Category Award for a woman inventor, with an economic endowment of 3,000 euros: Sandra García, for her patent ES2735282: Metallodendrimers of carbosilane nature containing ruthenium and copper coordinated to Schiff base ligands, their preparation and their uses.
  • Best Patent Absolute Category Award, with a monetary award of 3,000 euros: Ana Martínez, for her patent ES2749743: Purine derivatives inhibitors of cdc7 in the development of a drug that manages to reach the therapeutic target, crossing the blood-brain barrier and its use for the treatment of neurological pathologies, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

In addition to the awards, the jury considered awarding mentions in the following categories:

  • Utility Model Category Mention, with an economic award of 750 euros: Roberta Carafa, for her utility model ES1253914U: Micro and nanoparticle sampling device in aquatic ecosystems and associated collection system.
  • Mention in the Best Young Inventor Patent Category, with an economic endowment of 1,500 euros: José Jaime Ruz, for his patent ES2776702: Method and system for the identification of particles based on multifrequency measurements of resonant plates.
  • Mention in the Patent Category of a woman inventor, with an economic endowment of 1,500 euros: Miriam Jaafar, for her patent ES2711860: System for an atomic force microscope.
  • Mention Absolute Category Best Patent, with an economic endowment of 1,500 euros: Oscar Yanes, for his patent ES2767375: Method, system and program product for the identification of compounds in complex biological or environmental samples.

The awards ceremony was broadcast live on the SPTO's YouTube channel, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7jGeMQwQaU.

Contact the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO)
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