In reference to the patent: US8470388
COUNTRY - Patent Number United States - 8470388 Australia - 2013207081 Austria - EP2801242 China - CN104115561B Czech Republic - EP2801242 EPO - EP2801242 France - EP2801242 Germany - 60 2013 011 574.5 Italy - EP2801242 Mexico - MX336165 Netherlands - EP2801242 New Zealand - 628041 Poland - EP2801242 Singapore - 11201403300X Slovakia - EP2801242 South Africa - 2014/05710 Spain - EP2801242 Sweden - SE2801242 Switzerland - EP2801242 Turkey - 2016-GE-501932 United Kingdom - EP2801242
Normally this patent should be subject to a patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, non-obviousness, and prior disclosure.
It does not carry any added propositions of novelty at all.
This "inventor" has not just derived the invention from someone else, but also used information from abandoned and expired patents that have been abandoned probably due to prior art.
They did not "invent the materials" nor the "methodology for EL lights", nor the EL technology as such.
Prior abandoned and expired patents: 2002: http://www.google.sc/patents/US20030129297 (anybody can use the content of this BASF patent. probably abandoned by BASF due to prior art.)
One of the earliest EL paint adopters (2006) is the Original-XTRA DYNAMICS-Lackschicht prozess. http://www.xtra-dynamics.com/EL-Beschichtung.html
Prior art that has been copied and translated (2007)https://google.com/patents/WO2007112715A1?cl=en&hl=de (2009)https://google.com/patents/DE102009020191A1?cl=en
Winner of the NoAE innovation contest in 2008: http://web.archive.org/web/20091106140538/http://www.xtra-dynamics.com:80/winner-of-the-noae-innovation-contest.n3.htm
In addition, there is this prior thesis published in 2012: http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/56133/1/WRAP_THESIS_Middleton_2012.pdf