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The Patent


Administrative steps

The EIL® System was patented in March 1998 and extended to an international level in February 1999. The very first application of the system was officially presented at the 16th International Trade Fair of Electrotechnics and Electronics (Milan, 18th - 22nd May 1999), by OVA Bargellini S.p.a.., a leading Italian firm in the production of emergency lighting systems. In July 1999, the European Patent Office certified the originality of the patent and issued the results of its examination, according to the provisions of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The Office confirmed that all claims made in the patent application effectively fulfilled the requirements of novelty, inventive idea and industrial applicability. In September 2000 the Patent became national in the single states. Further patents have since been filed relative to improvements on the original patent.


The Inventor

Patent owner: Dr. Guido Medici, born on July 16th 1952 in Venice, Italy.


Dott. Guido Medici

Guido Medici

Degree in Urban Planning at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice in 1977
President of CESPET s.r.l., Centro Studi Pianificazione Socio Economica Urbanistica e Territoriale, from 1974 to 1985
Official member of the INU, Istituto Nazionale Urbanistica since 1978
Member of the board of directors of the Italian Associazione Nazionale Urbanisti from 1975 to 1984
Active in the field of professional aviation since 1974
Consultant for Ugo Mursia Editore, for the series "Biblioteca del cielo" since 1983
Federal Examining Pilot and Flight Instructor for the Aero Club d'Italia since 1983
Journalist enrolled in the professional register of journalists since 1989
Director of the monthly magazine, IL VOLO, from 1987 to 1999
Director of the annual magazine "Avioportolano Italia" since 1995
Director of the monthly magazine "ALI & MOTORI" in 1997 and 1998
National secretary of the "Federazione Italiana Strutture Aviazione Leggera" since 1995
President of the national association IL VOLO since 1989
Author of flight manuals and technical texts published by Ugo Mursia Editore, Pegaso Edizioni, Mondadori and Avioportolano
Author of 'VFR' national cartography in collaboration with the Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Touring Club Italiano and Centro Informazioni Geotopografiche of the Italian Air Force.
Author of the “Europe Aerotouring Flight Guide & Charts” series
CEO of EIL® Systems Company