European Inventor Award 2010

2010, marzo, 9

Para morirse de la risa:

Leo en la página web de la Oficina Europea de Patentes, sobre los premios anuales que concede la EPO

The prize, which is purely symbolic and involves no material recompense, is awarded in four categories: ….

Traducido mas o menos libremente dice:

El premio, que es puramente simbólico y no conlleva ninguna recompensa material, se reconoce para cuatro categorías:  ….

En definitiva un nuevo abuso sobre los autores reales nominados, para mayor gloria de la Oficina de Patentes, sus modelos y sistemas; expoliar los derechos de autor a favor de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual, en éste caso de la propia oficina.


Los nominados, entre ellos un español Jorge Blasco


  • Hermann Grether and Christoph Weis (Germany) for inventing the Perlator, a jet regulator for water taps, provides an effective means of saving precious drinking water.
  • Albert Markendorf and Raimund Loser (Switzerland) for inventing a three-dimensional laser-controlled measuring system for quality control in the automotive and aerospace industry with maximum-precision metrology.
  • Benedetto Vigna (Italy) for inventing a three-dimensional motion sensor for use in wireless controllers like the motion control sensor of the Nintendo Wii.

Pequeña y mediana empresa

  • Jürgen Pfitzer and Helmut Nägele (Germany) for inventing Arboform. A “green” alternative to plastic; this natural polymer is currently used around the world in the manufacture of car parts, children’s toys, furniture and much more.
  • Albert Gelet, Jean-Yves Chapelon, Dominique Cathignol, Emmanuel Blanc (France) for inventing an ultrasound treatment that is now an integral part of a highly effective device for fighting prostate cancer.
  • Jorge Blasco (Spain) for inventing a way to transmit data over power lines, providing fast internet access straight from the wall socket.

Ciencias de la vida cotidiana (¿?)

  • Peter Landrock (Denmark), whose pioneering work formed the basis for many of the encryption methods used today for the digital transmission of confidential data
  • Wolfgang Krätschmer (Germany), who invented a procedure for synthesising C60 carbon molecules (fullerenes) used to develop new lubricants and fuels, electronic superconductors and polymers designed for data storage.
  • Désiré Collen (Belgium), whose findings in the field of blood clots broke new ground in medication for strokes and heart attacks.

Países no europeos

  • Sanjai Kohli and his team (USA) for their revolutionary receiver-chip design, which helped GPS successfully find its way onto the consumer market.
  • Danny Epp and Ben Wiens (Canada), for their work on hydrogen fuel cells for mobile applications, used today in many buses around the world.
  • Napoleone Ferrara and his team (USA) for inventing the cancer drug Avastin, which inhibits the growth of cancer cells and is the basis for a gentler, focused therapy.

Suerte a los nominados y salud para todos

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