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  • The itinerary features a number of case studies, which illustrate the strategical and practical relevance of patents and IP in general for research-driven businesses.

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    • Fractus S.A. (ES) - Fractal Antennae

      Two decades ago, mobile phones featured large antennae that needed to be pulled out before making a call. Inventor Carles Puente Baliarda revolutionised antenna design with the introduction of fractal-based antennae – small enough to fit inside a phone’s body and providing powerful reception. The patenting of his inventions paved the way for the founding of Fractus, S.A.


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    • Baseclick GmbH (DE) - Click Chemistry

      In recent years, the field of biomedicine has witnessed revolutionary developments that have set major milestones. These developments, including nucleic acids, DNA decryption and modification and labelling methods, have led to significant advances and have resulted in the successful commercialisation of a large number of products and services. Set up in 2008, Baseclick, a company located in Neuried near Munich, has a thriving business offering solutions based on their core technology, the "click reaction".


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