World Intellectual Property Organization

World Intellectual Property Report 2011

The Changing Face of Innovation

WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2011 focuses on the Changing Face of Innovation.  It describes key trends in the innovation landscape - including the increasingly open, international and collaborative character of the innovation process; the causes of the increased demand for IP rights; and the rising importance of technology markets.  Against this background, the Report explores the ways in which economists' views of the IP system have evolved.  Finally, it takes a closer look at collaborative innovation models, analyzing how best to balance private collaboration and competition, and how best to harness public research for innovation.

World IP Report 2011



  • Full report World Intellectual Property Report Graphs, zip format
  • Introduction
  • Table of contents
  • Acronyms
  • Chapter 1: The changing nature of innovation and intellectual property
  • Chapter 2: The economics of intellectual property – old insights and new evidence
  • Chapter 3: Balancing collaboration and competition
  • Chapter 4: Harnessing public research for innovation – the role of intellectual property

Video Highlights

  • World IP Report launch Video, Launch of the World IP Report 2011
  • WIPO DG introduces report Video, World IP Report 2011, Introduction by WIPO Director General Francis Gurry
  • Report summary - Chief Economist Video, Press Conference, World IP Report 2011, Report Summary by Carsten Fink, WIPO Chief Economist

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