World Intellectual Property Organization

Launch of the World Intellectual Property Report 2015

WIPO’s latest World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR) explores the role of IP at the nexus of innovation and economic growth, focusing on the impact of breakthrough innovations.

Extraordinary technological breakthroughs over the last 300 years have touched almost every aspect of human activity and transformed the world’s economies. The 2015 report shows how three historical breakthrough innovations – airplanes, antibiotics and semiconductors – fueled new business activity. It examines three current technologies with breakthrough potential: 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics. And it considers the future outlook for innovation-driven growth.

World IP Report 2015

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Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth

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Infographic

Infographic: Breakthrough innovation

200 Years of Innovation and Growth

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Panel discussion

Launch of the World Intellectual Property Report 2015 and panel discussion. Program Program of the launch event of the World Intellectual Property Report 2015.

  • Opening remarks by WIPO Director General Video
  • WIPO Chief Economist introduces report Video
  • Bart Van Ark on productivity growth Video
  • Jonathan Haskel on intangible assets Video
  • Diane Coyle on GDP measurement Video
  • Open discussion Video

Working papers

  • Breakthrough technologies – Robotics, innovation and intellectual property PDF, Breakthrough technologies - Robotics, innovation and intellectual property
  • Economic growth and breakthrough innovations: A case study of nanotechnology PDF, Economic growth and breakthrough innovations: A case study of nanotechnology
  • 3D printing and the intellectual property system PDF, 3D printing and the intellectual property system
  • Breakthrough technologies – Semiconductor, innovation and intellectual property PDF, Breakthrough technologies – Semiconductor, innovation and intellectual property
  • Intellectual property rights and pharmaceuticals: The case of antibiotics PDF, Intellectual property rights and pharmaceuticals: The case of antibiotics
  • Breakthrough innovations in aircraft and the intellectual property system, 1900-1975 PDF, Breakthrough innovations in aircraft and the intellectual property system, 1900-1975

About the World Intellectual Property Report

The World Intellectual Property Report is published every two years, with each edition focusing on specific trends in an area of IP.

Previous reports have explored the role that brands play in a global marketplace and the changing face of innovation.

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