Jeremy Philpott Rotterdam 15 April 2014Communications
Best patented invention
EPO Prize for the European Satellite Navigat...
European Patent Office
Best patented invention – the EPO Prize
 Winner and two runners-up receive a market analysis repor...
European Patent Office Page 3
European Patent Office
John O’Sullivan et al (Australia) – 2012 – Wi-Fi
Sanjai Kohli & Steven Chen (USA) – 2010) – GPS
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ESNC 2014 Presentation at the International Kick off in Rotterdam on 15 April
Presentation of the Best Patented Innovation Prize that is organised by the European Patent Office

Fame & Glory for inventions: The European Patent Office (EPO) is looking for valid European patents and will award the best patented innovation. The winner will be shortlisted for the prestigious European Inventor Award. If nominated, the winner will be included in a Europe-wide publicity campaign and get dedicated marketing support including integration in high-ranking media partnerships, e.g. with CNN, Financial Times. In addition, the winner and two runners-up will receive an economic study on the market potential of their patent. More Sign up from 1 April - 30 June at www.esnc.eu

About the Competition:
The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is an international contest that awards the best services, products, or business innovations using satellite navigation in everyday life. Since 2004, ESNC’s mission has been to spur on development of market-driven applications based on satellite navigation technologies, including EGNOS and Galileo. Within the past nine years more than 6,000 developers took part in the ESNC. This year’s prize pool is worth EUR 1 million including cash, business incubation, coaching, patent consulting, prototyping and marketing support, access to customers and user communities, and publicity in the world’s leading satellite navigation network. Winners of the 25 regional and 7 special prizes will be in the running for the grand prize of EUR 20,000 and six months incubation in a regional centre of choice. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) enable countless applications here on Earth. Submissions are welcome in any relevant application field, including: Location Based Services, Smart Moving, Safety & Security,Navigation, Health, Energy, Augmented Reality, Gaming, Sports & Tracking, Public & Social Services, Agriculture and many more.

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  1. 1. Jeremy Philpott Rotterdam 15 April 2014Communications Best patented invention EPO Prize for the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2014
  2. 2. European Patent Office Best patented invention – the EPO Prize  Winner and two runners-up receive a market analysis report on their invention – useful for showing market potential and opportunities  Winner will be put forward automatically to the Jury for the European Inventor Award for a chance to be a finalist in 2015. All finalists get substantial media exposure for ca 2 months prior to the Award Ceremony  Inventions must meet criteria of the European Inventor Award, namely − have been granted a patent by the European Patent Office − have demonstrable social and economic benefit Page 2
  3. 3. European Patent Office Page 3
  4. 4. European Patent Office John O’Sullivan et al (Australia) – 2012 – Wi-Fi Sanjai Kohli & Steven Chen (USA) – 2010) – GPS chipset (i.e. commercial GPS) Hakan Lans (Sweden) – 2007 – STDMA data link (maritime positioning system) Page 4

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