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A PONS IP patent, recognised as the best invention by a female inventor at the Third Edition of the SPTO Awards
A PONS IP patent, recognised as the best invention by a female inventor at the Third Edition of the SPTO Awards

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The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) hosted the awards ceremony for the Awards for the Best Inventions Protected by Industrial Property Rights at the EOI headquarters. This event celebrates its third edition in 2024 and its main goal is to recognise the work of researchers and innovators, as well as their inventive and creative efforts by protecting their research findings via patents and utility models granted during year 2022.

Among the award winners, three innovation projects having a patent drafted by the PONS IP team were recognised by the SPTO Jury for their social impact and the quality of the joint development between the innovation project team and our industrial property consulting firm. This is especially relevant when it comes to translating the originality of the project in terms of inventive step into the complex language of industrial property through a patent.

Specifically, a patent for using breast milk exosomes as a radioisotope carrier for the diagnosis and treatment of tumour metastases won the Award for Best Patent by a Female Inventor. This recognition, which was accepted by its inventor María del Pilar Martín Duque, researcher at the Carlos III Health Institute, is a joint project between the Carlos III Health Institute, the Aragonese Institute of Health Sciences, the Aragonese Agency for Research and Development, and the Francisco de Vitoria University Foundation.

A finalist in the same category was also another innovation project with which PONS IP collaborated as an agent, specifically in the patent entitled “Strain of Rutstroemia calopus, compositions and uses” promoted by Milagrosa Santos Hernández, researcher at the University of Almería. .

Lastly, in the category of Best Patent, the “Bricked sub-wavelength periodic waveguide, modal adapter, power divider and polarisation splitter that use said waveguide” by researcher Juan Gonzalo Wangüemert Pérez at the University of Málaga was recognised for its work as a finalist with a patent that was also drafted by the PONS IP team.

In addition to these award-winning projects, as in previous editions, innovation projects were also recognised in two top category awards for the best utility models and two specific awards for young inventors and for female inventors.

Javier Hidalgo and Mª del Carmen Redondo from PONS IP together with Mª del Pilar Martín Duque, from the Carlos III Health Institute and the rest of the ISCIII team.

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