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WIPO Adopts Open Access Policy for its Publications (PR/2016/801)

The World Intellectual Property Organization today announced its new Open Access policy to promote the widest possible public access to its publications, furthering the Organization’s commitment to the dissemination and sharing of knowledge.

WIPO Develops Cutting-Edge Translation Tool For Patent Documents (PR/2016/799)

The World Intellectual Property Organization has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, handing innovators around the world the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies.

WIPO Director General Hails a Success for Visually Impaired People and International Community as Marrakesh Treaty Enters Into Force (PR/2016/794)

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty which can now begin boosting the number of specially adapted texts for the benefit of blind and otherwise print-disabled people around the world. The “books for blind” treaty entered into force on September 30, 2016, three months after it gained the necessary 20 ratifications or accessions by WIPO member states.