In honour of the centenary of the establishment of the Latvian system of industrial property protection and in anticipation of Latvia's 102nd birthday, on Tuesday, November 10, the Patent Office released its new book “A JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE. Latvian Inventors in the World”. The book brings together the achievements of 25 world-renowned scientists of Latvian origin.The publication covers a part of the performance of Latvian inventors in such fields as aviation and aeronavigation, astronautics, food and clothing, computer science, medicine, biotechnology, outer space research, automotive, chemistry and physics - from the unique pipe design to the legendary Minox miniature spy camera.
The Latvian President Egils Levits and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns were the first to receive the book. Copies of the book will be sent to the Patent Office’s cooperation partners and Latvian libraries. Its electronic version will soon be available on the website of the Patent Office.
Photographs 1-2 by Ilmārs Znotiņš, Chancellery of the President
Photographs 2-7 by Evita Lande, Patent Office