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From brewing to biologics: Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw transforms global health

“IP plays a key role in bringing innovation successfully to market and in value creation. The PCT allows innovation-led businesses like Biocon to seek patent protection in more than 150 countries through a single international patent application. As such, it is a cost-effective option. And because the costs of filing national applications are deferred by 18 months it gives us additional time to formulate our patenting and commercialization strategies for target markets,” explains Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon, India’s largest, fully-integrated, innovation-led biopharmaceutical company.

By Catherine Jewell, Communications Division, WIPO (Read the full article PDF)

Nursery feeding made simply

“I knew I needed secure patent rights in multiple countries, not just the United Kingdom, so I opted to use the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to apply for patents in my target markets. This worked well and, in addition to selling products under my own brand, I also exploited the IP through licensing,” explains British inventor and entrepreneur Ms. Mandy Haberman.

By Mandy Haberman, founder, Haberman Baby (Read the full article PDF)

Women and the international patent system: encouraging trends

“WIPO’s data on patents and gender reveal a very encouraging trend. Gender participation in the IP system is improving. Virtually all indicators related to gender balance in WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) or the patent system as a whole show some degree of progress in recent decades. This progress is observed in most countries, in all technical fields and in both academic institutions and companies, although at different rates,” states this article .

By Bruno Lefeuvre, Julio Raffo and Kaori Saito (WIPO), and Gema Lax-Martinez (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), (Read the full article PDF)


Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016; Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection

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Infographic: Who filed the most PCT patent applications in 2016? PDF, Infographic, PCT applications 2012

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