sunday 8th october 2023
Catia Bastioli and Mater-Bi among the protagonists of the 50th anniversary of the European Patent Convention
The European Patent Convention (EPC) celebrates its 50th anniversary and the significant value it brings to our applicants, the industry, innovation, and European society. The yearlong programme of celebrations culminates in an important hybrid event on Thursday, 5 October, 50 years to the day since the signing of the European Patent Convention.
Catia Bastioli, "European Inventor of the Year" in 2007, was among the speakers of the "Technologies for a sustainable future roundtable". Bastioli outlined her commitment to promoting the green transition and the importance of the circular bioeconomy, highlighting how Novamont has distinguished itself as an industrial platform with more than 1,500 patents and patent applications that now count inventions recognised at the European level.
Bastioli was also chosen as one of the protagonists in a documentary to be launched by EPO at the end of the year. Mater-Bi, recognised as one of the most important innovations in the past 50 years, will also be featured in an exhibition inside the Patent Office's museum building.