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PSUT registers a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 10:30

A new patent has been registered in the name of Princess Sumaya University for Technology with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Prof. Yazan Alqudah and Dr. Belal Sababha of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering patented an innovation that serves both the auto industry and the development of smart cities by means of a communication system between cars and the street which allows the exchange of information to guide the driver and control the car in accordance with traffic conditions.

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of PSUT’s Board of Trustees, congratulated the inventors for their fruitful efforts and praised the University’s role in doing everything within its power to make science serve daily life and bridge the gap between theoretical sciences and their practical applications. 

PSUT’s President, Prof.Mashhoor Al-Refai, stated that the well-deserved achievement is the result of the inventors’ hard work, and that the University will spare no effort in advancing scientific progress and its applications. He explained that the University strives to achieve patents that serve humanity, support PSUT’s standing, and bring it an additional source of income.

Dr. Sababha thanked Her Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan and the presidency of the University for their abundant support and assistance, and praised the efforts of the Royal Scientific Society’s Intellectual Property Commercialization Office for their close monitoring of the project. He emphasized that science and its applications should be used to serve people in their daily affairs, explaining the importance of the practical application of this invention in the automotive industry, as it facilitates the driving of cars and the ability to handle them appropriately when encountering street obstacles.

The Director of the Intellectual Property Commercialization Office, Dr. Mohammed Aljafari, explained that the Office was established to assist universities, companies and investors in managing and protecting their intellectual property, providing the necessary scientific and legal expertise within a range of fixed prices. He added that the specialists in the Office cooperated with the team of inventors to study their innovations and confirm their ability to protect them prior to formulation and filing. The Office also served to follow up on the requirements and inquiries of the US Patent and Trademark Office, leading to their approval and the granting of the patent.   

Notably, Dr. Belal Sababha, who is currently Dean of PSUT’s King Abdullah II School of Engineering, holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a precise specialization in systems integration and automated control. He previously worked as a senior engineer in the automobile industry in the USA, has published nearly 40 scientific papers and holds a number of patents in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Prof. Alqudah earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, worked for Intel, and previously held the chair of the School’s Department of Communications Engineering. He has also published nearly 40 scientific papers and holds patents in the field of communications.