Innovation Award of the FG patent law

Innovation Award of the Division of Patent Law

The Innovation Award of the Division of Patent Law is awarded to innovations from universities and research institutes in the field of chemistry or pharmacy that have been patented and represent significant technical progress.

The prize is advertised every two years and awarded as part of a specialist group event or the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry.

call for proposals 2023

The Division of Patent Law is announcing the Innovation Award of the FG patent law for the award in 2023. Innovations from the environment of universities and research institutes that have been patented and represent significant technical progress are awarded. The proposal must clearly identify the patent and the inventor and should specify the type and scope of commercial exploitation.

When selecting the prize-worthy invention, the jury will consider the following criteria:

     

  • The invention was made with the significant participation of inventors who belong to a German university or a German research institute and has been patented or patenting is in prospect.
  • The invention falls within the field of chemistry or pharmacy (in case of doubt, the patent classification is taken into account here).
  • The invention leads to an innovation that brings about significant technical progress. This can be illustrated, for example, by products, by exploiting the invention as part of founding a company (start-up / spin-off) or by granting a license.

All GDCh members are entitled to nominate, self-applications are possible. A jury consisting of two university teachers and the board members of the Division of Patent Law decides on the selection. The university teachers are selected for each award by the Board of the Division after the proposals have been received.

The prize will be awarded in 2023, place and date to be determined. It includes a certificate of award and a medal. Up to three selected representatives of the invention will be invited to the award ceremony.

Proposals should contain the following documents: Brief description of the invention, information on the inventors including contact details, naming of the patents and information that enables the jury to assess the type and scope of the exploitation.

Proposals and self-applications will only be accepted in electronic form by March 30, 2023 by the GDCh Office, Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Bürger, n.buerger@gdch.de.

awardee

year invention awardee
2021 Hydrogenation catalysts for the production of fluorinated aliphatic compounds from aromatic precursors (EP 3 601 203) Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius, Munster;
Dr. Mario Wiesenfeldt, Münster;
Dr. Zackariah Nairoukh, Jerusalem / ISR
 

2021

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