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Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 08:00
"Creative minds transform the world"-- Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Nurtures Innovation and Invention with Patent Center
AL-KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

A major element of human progress is invention—the creation of novel, 
innovative ways to harness reality's potential in delivering better solutions 
for challenges both mundane and extraordinary.

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has fully embraced the power of 
invention. For starters, the university has established a Patent Center under 
the Deanship of Research. The Patent Center supports the protection of creative 
scholarly activities, innovation, and discoveries involving faculty, staff, 
students, and others participating in PMU programs.

Following through on this mission, the Patent Center recently announced the 
opening of the first Local Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 
in the Middle East. A United States-based non-profit organization, NAI has over 
4000 individual inventor members affiliated with more than 250 institutions 
around the world, including 30 institutions and universities outside of the 
United States. NAI broadly helps in recognizing and promulgating the inventions 
made by its members for the benefit of global society.

As a sign of the inventive spirit at PMU, the university also recently 
announced that its members have more than doubled their number of patents 
registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to 23. This 
number represents a tremendous increase of 15 additional patents since just 
2020. The patents cover a rich range of scientific fields including energy and 
artificial intelligence, as well as electrical, civil, and mechanical 

"At PMU, we are taking important measures to ensure we increase our patent 
productivity and increase the worldwide impact of the inventions created by our 
university researchers," said Dr. Issa Al Ansari, President of PMU. "As we say 
at PMU, 'creative minds transform the world'."

The Local Chapter will work closely with PMU's Patent Center, which has become 
a hub on campus for innovators, a crucial resource for preparing a patent 
application and, as a prime task, supporting the protection of creative 
scholarly activities, innovation, and discovery at PMU.

Further representing the scope of research at PMU, university members currently 
have more than 400 academic journal papers catalogued in Scopus, including two 
papers in the prestigious Nature journals.

"The Patent Center is here to help not only the PMU community, but the 
community of inventors nationally in Saudi Arabia and the world, along with all 
the nations of the world in advancing together through the power of invention," 
said Dr. Al Ansari. 

Contact:  Ankit S Bhosale, (+966 13) 849 9346,

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