15 episodes

“Talk innovation” is brought to you by the European Patent Office (EPO). Expert presenters and guests – including our patent examiners - provide their perspective on technology trends and highlight ground-breaking inventions. Join us to learn more on the role of patents and the intellectual property (IP) system in supporting society and the economy.

Opinions expressed by podcast participants are their own and may not reflect the views of the EPO.

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“Talk innovation” is brought to you by the European Patent Office (EPO). Expert presenters and guests – including our patent examiners - provide their perspective on technology trends and highlight ground-breaking inventions. Join us to learn more on the role of patents and the intellectual property (IP) system in supporting society and the economy.

Opinions expressed by podcast participants are their own and may not reflect the views of the EPO.

    Patents in progress: Biopharma - The patent system meets traditional medicine

    Patents in progress: Biopharma - The patent system meets traditional medicine

    Moderator: Nigel Clarke, expert in patent information EPO

    Guest: Cécile Fayos, examiner EPO

    As personalised medicine takes off, Cécile Fayos talks about the role of ethics and the stories behind a selection of pharmaceutical blockbusters. Join Cécile to learn more about how the modern patent system dovetails with traditional medicine used for centuries.

    • 14 min
    Inventors Revisited: Inside the mind of an inventor

    Inventors Revisited: Inside the mind of an inventor

    Moderator: Fernando Tiberini

    Guest: Elmar Mock, Inventor and entrepreneur

    There are few who think outside the box quite like Elmar Mock. There are also few who have been as prolific – Elmar is named as the inventor or co-inventor in 178 patent families and has worked on some 800 projects. But what makes the co-inventor of the famous Swatch tick? How does he approach the inventive process? Inventing, it seems, is not a straightforward process.

    • 36 min
    Patents in progress: Radiation diagnostics - Bare bones and beyond

    Patents in progress: Radiation diagnostics - Bare bones and beyond

    Moderator: Nigel Clarke, expert in patent information EPO

    Guest: Pau Montes, examiner EPO

    Radiation diagnostics has come a long way after its accidental discovery in the late nineteenth century. Now routinely used in modern medicine, it once got a little help from the Beatles, whose record sales contributed to financing a major breakthrough in CT scanning. Meet Pau Montes to learn more about the fascinating evolution of the field and its working principles.

    • 23 min
    Trends in sustainable energy technologies: The global battery technology race

    Trends in sustainable energy technologies: The global battery technology race

    Moderator: Nigel Clarke, expert in patent information, EPO

    Simon Bennett, energy technology analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), joins EPO patent examiners Giuliano Gregori and Stefano Meini to discuss the latest innovation trends in battery and electricity storage technologies. This is essential listening for anyone interested in hopeful responses to the urgent question of climate change and follows the publication of the first EPO-IEA joint study, which shows a rapid increase in electricity storage inventions over the last decade. After listening to the podcast, you may wish to continue exploring the findings of the EPO-IEA study, learn more about the IEA’s work on technology innovation, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress report and Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation, or discover the roots of today’s innovation in the work of Japanese inventor, Nobel laureate and European Inventor Award winner Akira Yoshino.

    • 26 min
    Inventors Revisited: A minute change that makes a massive difference

    Inventors Revisited: A minute change that makes a massive difference

    Moderator: Fernando Tiberini

    Guest: Luke Alphey, Group Leader, Arthropod Genetics, The Pirbright Institute

    According to a World Health Organisation fact sheet, half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting dengue, a deadly mosquito-borne viral infection. Luke Alphey has spent two decades developing DNA-based solutions to slow the spread of disease. His current research looks at gene drives and techniques that could ensure beneficial traits are passed on in mosquitoes.

    • 24 min
    Patents in progress: Biotechnology - the quest to boost our immune systems

    Patents in progress: Biotechnology - the quest to boost our immune systems

    Moderator: Nigel Clarke, expert in patent information EPO

    Guest: Rob Chapman, examiner EPO

    The entire world population has rarely experienced a greater need for research into vaccines and antibodies than now. Meet Rob Chapman to learn about the latest advances in the quest to boost all our immune responses.

    • 16 min

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