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:
In addition to the awards, the jury considered awarding mentions in the following categories:
The awards ceremony was broadcast live on the SPTO's YouTube channel, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7jGeMQwQaU.