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Successful 2014 for WIPO Re:Search

Dozens of new agreements established under the program meant to bring IP to the fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Global IP Filings Rise

Worldwide applications for patents, trademarks and designs posted another yearly increase in 2013, driven by strong growth in China.

Maryanne Diamond calls in a TEDx talk for government action on a treaty designed to help provide visually impaired people with specially adapted books

Blind Advocate: Let’s Ratify Marrakesh Treaty

Maryanne Diamond calls in a TEDx talk for government action on a treaty designed to help provide visually impaired people with specially adapted books.

Patent Landscape: Animal Genetic Resources

Increasing focus on medical and pharmaceutical advancements, rather than food.

International Tech Transfer’s Many Benefits

Experts probed the transfer of technology and technical know-how to lesser-developed regions.

Six Inventions to Catch a Mouse

“Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door,” goes the saying.

Cameroon’s Rural Cardiac Care

One inventor is working for healthier hearts in Africa’s remote regions.

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