WIPO Patent Landscape Reports

WIPO has been mandated to prepare patent landscape reports in areas of particular interest to developing and least developed countries, such as public health, food security, climate change and environment.

We develop the scope of each report in cooperation with external partners (e.g. member states institutions, intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations), and select authors through a tendering process.

The following patent landscape reports are currently in preparation within the framework of the Development Agenda project "Developing Tools for Access to Patent Information" (document CDIP/4/6).

AreaTopicStatusCooperation partner(s)
Public Health Ritonavir Completed Medicines Patent Pool, UNITAID
Public Health Ritonavir update Ongoing  
Public Health Atazanavir Completed Medicines Patent Pool, UNITAID
Public Health Vaccines for Selected Infectious Diseases Completed World Health Organization - Cluster on Innovation, Information, Evidence and Research (IER)
Public Health Selected Neglected Diseases Ongoing DNDi
Climate Change/Energy Particle accelerator technologies and their industrial and medical use Ongoing PDF, Patent Landscape Report on Particle Accelerator Technologies and their Industrial and Medical Use, Terms of Reference CERN
Climate Change/Energy Electronic waste (E-Waste) recycling and material recovery technologies Completed UNEP, Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC)
Climate Change/Energy Solar Cooking Completed  
Climate Change/Energy Solar Cooling Completed  
Climate Change/Energy Desalination Technologies and Use of Alternative Energies for Desalination Report Completed IRENA, GIWEH

Food and Agriculture/ Environment and Energy

Palm Oil Production and Waste Treatment and Exploitation Ongoing

The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

Food and Agriculture/ Environment and Energy

Microalgae Completed Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) and the Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MASCIR)
Food & Agriculture Animal Genetic Resources Completed FAO - Animal Production and Health Division
Food & Agriculture Membrane Filtration and UV Water Treatment Completed GIWEH
Food & Agriculture Plant Salinity Tolerance Ongoing PDF, Plant Salinity Tolerance, Terms of Reference FAO, ISF, AATF
Disabilities Assistive devices and technologies for visually and hearing impaired persons Completed