Van L. Phillips, the inventor of the Ossur Flex-Foot®, was
one of 12 nominees for the European Patent Office’s Inventor of the
Year 2008 award, an annual program that issues a prize in each of
four categories: industry; small- and medium-sized
enterprises/research institutes; non-European countries; and
lifetime achievement. Awards were presented May 6 at a gala event
in Ljubljana, Slovenia.