Ursula Keller wins “Swiss Nobel” Marcel Benoist Prize- for pioneering work in ultrafast lasers
MUST2022 Conference- a great success!
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Wörner, Chergui, and Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules

Patents: Urgent cases

In order to ease the conflict of publishing vs patenting we recommend that, if in doubt, apply for a provisional US patent application.

A provisional US patent application can be done as little as 24hrs prior to publication, or talk, and one has one year to file a patent (US or PCT(with 2.5 years of time in selected countries)). For advice on this, please contact as early as possible Ch. Harder (+41 79 219 9051 email ).

Patents: Non urgent cases

If you want to protect your invention with a patent and time is not limited by the desire to make a publication, then you must do a search for prior patents, and carefully write your new patent. The search for prior patents can be costly, but you can get help:

  • Search yourself for proir art. Patent databases are open access, e.g. search US patent database (link), European patent database (link), Swiss patent office (link) or Deutsches Patentamt (link)
  • IPI Bern (8hr patent search for CHF 300.-), contact Heinz Müller (+41 31 377 73 68 , email)
  • A patent application in Germany (€410) which delivers to you, in addition, a detailed research report with respect to prior art

The vastly different needs of the NCCR MUST community will be covered also on an individual basis by local seminars and by individual consulting (contact: Ch. Harder +41 79 219 9051 email).

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