World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Conference on the Importance of Statistics on Patenting Trends Analysis and Projections

Geneva, September 17, 2003

The Conference examined the role of statistical information in the analysis of trends in patenting activity worldwide. Particular attention was given to the needs of policy makers, patent offices, industry and professional advisers for accurate statistical data and appropriate statistical tools for determining economic, technological and business trends. The Conference was an opportunity for WIPO to understand better user needs for statistics and so be in a better position to meet those needs in the future.

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