Newsletter Edition 16 - July 2020


ABPI launches Patent of the Year award

ABPI is launching the Patent of the Year Award. In its first edition, there will be an award for the best invention to fight against the pandemic of the new coronavirus. Registration is from August 1st to September 10th, 2020.

Any individual or legal entity with an accepted patent application or patent granted by the BPTO (Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office) related to the prevention or treatment of Covid-19 may register.

The award will be delivered virtually, during ABPI’s 40th International Congress on Intellectual Property, which takes place from October 19th to 22nd this year. The winner will receive a free one-year membership at ABPI.

The evaluation of inventions competing for the award is the responsibility of a Judging Committee that will take into account the following requirements, with different weightings: potential for generating social benefits (35%), environmental impact (15%), the potential for generating economic benefits (30%), internationalization of protection (10%) and participation of Brazilian inventors (10%).

For registration and regulation of ABPI’s Patent of the Year Award, visit