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Portugal in top three countries for greatest increase in inventions

Portugal in top three countries for greatest increase in inventions2018 saw Portugal among the top three European countries registering the greatest increase in requests for patents for new inventions.

Coming from companies and universities, the 222 requests represented a 47% increase on numbers for the year before.

Products ranged from new electrocardiograms to subaquatic communications masts and solutions for transforming toxic by-products of olive oil for use in agriculture.

Said president of the European Patents Office António Campinos, it’s “very good” to see Portugal’s inventors ‘blossoming’.

In a statement, he said: “These last annual results and the substantial growth of patent requests from Portugal are a sign of the growing strength of the country in innovation, investigation and development.

“Patents are essential to establish the competitivity of the country and its businesses, and a prerequisite for growth and the creation of employment.

“The contribution of institutions of investigation and Portuguese universities in the increase in patent requests is particularly encouraging”, he added
The two countries who registered an even higher increase in patent requests were Lithuania and San Marino (the mountainous microstate surrounded by north central Italy).

By natasha.donn@algarveresident.com

Article courtesy of The Portugal Resident

Comments  

+3 #3 Darcy 2019-03-18 00:12
Regarding #1,
This person is off topic and inciting hatred and this should not be tolerated.
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+1 #2 Verjinie 2019-03-14 11:44
Although Ed Smith is technically correct, he is demeaning the quantum leaps, with which the Portuguese people are making demonstrable use of their heretofore latent abilities. These break-throughs are internationally acknowledged as Portuguese innovations and I, for one, applaud them and hope to continue receiving the satisfaction of witnessing ever more. Go go, long-suffering Portuguese PEOPLE!
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-6 #1 Ed Smith 2019-03-13 10:31
We need to distinguish here between patents applied for, which this article is about, and patents granted. Also between someone just tweaking a previous invention and something entirely new to the world. Then there are patent theft issues which the more developed countries fret about and currently single out China but how much is Portugal also thieving?
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