04.03.2015

AGH UST in the lead of Polish universities with number of patent applications in European Patent Office


On 26th February, 2015, the European Patent Office published a report presenting information regarding patent applications in Europe in 2014. In the report, which encompasses Polish companies and scientific research units, the AGH University of Science and Technology is the third largest applicant from Poland.

 

In 2014, scientists and researchers from AGH UST submitted 15 inventions for the European patent protection. It is worthwhile noting that the AGH University of Science and Technology is the only university in the top 10 of the EPO’s list.

 

This wonderful success confirms that the AGH University of Science and Technology is a leader of innovativeness in Poland. We owe this success to high-class experts conducting research, the results of which allow to develop new, innovative products and technologies. It is also a result of excellent collaboration between the researchers and Polish and international industry. I am extremely pleased that our scientists have a significant contribution to the development of modern economy – says professor Tadeusz Słomka, AGH UST Rector.

The most significant Polish applicants in the European Patent Office – 2014 (in order of the number of patent applications):

1. Patents Factory Ltd. Sp. z o.o. (22)
2. International Tobacco Machinery (17)
3. AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (15) 
4. Valeo S.A. (9)
5. Piotr Nawrocki (8)
6. Newtech Sp. z o.o. (7)
6. Fakro PP Sp. z o.o. (7)
8. HS Wrocław Sp. z o.o. (6)
8. Orange Polska S.A. (6)
8. Svoboda Piotr Slebioda (6)

 

AGH UST inventions submitted for protection in the European Patent Office in 2014:

  • “Ceramizable silicone composites for electrical cables”
    A co-author of the invention is professor Zbigniew Pędzich of the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics.
    Applicants: AGH UST, Łódź University of Technology, Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes. Team: Jan Dul, PhD, professor Dariusz Bieliński, Grzegorz Parys, MSc, Irena Porcja, BSc, and Zbigniew Walkowiak, BSc.
  • “Device for packet routing multiple paths in ICT networks and the manner of its application”
    Authors: Jerzy Domżał, DSc, Robert Wójcik, DSc, and Zbigniew Duliński, DSc, of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications.
  • “Method of manufacturing wires of Cu-Ag alloys”
    Authors: Artur Kawecki, DSc, professor Tadeusz Knych, professor Andrzej Mamala, Paweł Kwaśniewski, DSc, Grzegorz Kiesiewicz, MSc, Beata Smyrak, DSc, and Eliza Sieja-Smaga of the Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals.
  • “A hybrid solar energy converter”
    Authors: professor Krzysztof Wojciechowski of the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, and Konstanty Marszałek, DSc, of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications.
  • “A system and a method for detecting recorded biometric information”
    Authors: Jakub Gałka, DSc, Marcin Grzywacz, MSc, and Rafał Samborski, MSc, of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications.
  • “System and a method for determining approximate set of visible objects in beam tracing”
    Authors: Bartosz Ziółko, DSc, Szymon Pałka, MSc, and Tomasz Pędzimąż, MSc, of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications.
  • “A system and a method for providing a dialog with a user”
    Authors: Bartosz Ziółko, DSc, and Tomasz Pędzimąż, MSc, of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications.
  • “Moulding sand and a method for curing of moulding sand”
    Authors: professor Beata Grabowska, Karolina Kaczmarska, MSc, and Dariusz Drożyński, DSc, of the Faculty of Foundry Engineering.
  • “A system and a method for measuring quality of power”
    Authors: Krzysztof Kołek, DSc, Krzysztof Piątek, DSc, and Paweł Piątek, DSc, of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering.
  • “A method and system for controlling low-power electric energy receivers”
    Author: Sebastian Kiluk, DSc, of the Faculty of Management.
  • “A method and a system for structural health monitoring”
    Authors: professor Wiesław Staszewski, Phong Dao, DSc, and Konrad Żołda of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics.
  • “An adaptive voltage divider with corrected frequency characteristic for measuring high voltages”
    Author: Jerzy Nabielec, DSc, of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering.
  • “Formation method of a middle ear prosthesis”
    Authors: professor Jan Chłopek, Magdalena Ziąbka, DSc, and Elżbieta Menaszek, PhD, of the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, and a team of medical doctors: Wojciech Król, Anna Mertas, Agnieszka Morawska.
  • “A device for assessing technical condition of the surface of strands made of rubber or plastic and a method of assessing technical condition of strands made of rubber or plastic strands”
    Authors: professor Jerzy Kwaśniewski, DSc Szymon Molski, MSc Tomasz Krakowski, MSc Hubert Ruta of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics.
  • “Integrated reactance module”
    Authors: Cezary Worek, DSc, and Robert Maślanka, MSc, of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications.

 

As it follows from the report, the number of patent applications in the European Patent Office rose again in 2014, reaching the level of 274 thousand (+3.1%), breaking a new record in the history of the Office.

 

Polish companies submitted applications for 701 patents, which constitutes a rise of 22% compared to the previous year. In comparison to 2010, the number of patent applications more than doubled (2010: 343 applications). Among patent applications from Poland, the most significant rise was observed in the category of medical technologies (from 2% to 7% in the last year) and information technologies (from 3% in 2012, 5% in 2013, to 6% in 2014). Five leading areas of technology are: civil engineering, medical technologies, information technologies, thermal processes, and special-purpose machines.

 

Full report of EPO’s activity in 2014