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Nanophotonics technology watch at the European Patent Office
Author(s): Y. Verbandt; C. Kallinger; M. Scheu; W. Förster
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Paper Abstract

Since its inception, the nanotechnology working group at the European Patent Office has been constantly updating the content of its different nanotechnology classification tags which it applies to patent publications worldwide. The main technologies in the nanophotonics area are photonic crystals, surface plasmon devices, semiconductor superlattices and scanning near-field microscopy. Some patent statistics are shown and a brief summary of legal issues is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6988, Nanophotonics II, 69880W (23 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781198
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Verbandt, European Patent Office (Netherlands)
C. Kallinger, European Patent Office (Netherlands)
M. Scheu, European Patent Office (Netherlands)
W. Förster, European Patent Office (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6988:
Nanophotonics II
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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