Nominations can be in any technological field, and from any
jurisdiction. Note that we are not necessarily looking for the
most significant inventions, but for the most
Reasons for nomination could include:
- The patent protected the sales of a particularly valuable
product (such as a blockbuster drug).
- The patent was widely licensed, enabling many different
products and earning significant royalties.
- The patent was successfully enforced in court and/or ADR
(leading, for example, to remedies such as large
- The patent was widely cited and influential on later
developments in the field.
You can nominate any number of patents, and they can be
active or expired. Where possible, please provide a few
sentences explaining why you have nominated each patent.
You can make nominations in the following ways:
We will make a final selection of the most significant
patents from the nominations received, and will publish an
analysis of each one in a future issue.