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Six Inventions to Catch a Mouse

“Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door,” goes the saying. Below are images from a half-dozen international patent applications filed in recent years by various inventors who have taken up the challenge.

Island Innovation

Bats in Madagascar meet the intellectual property system and an export product takes wing.

Marrakesh Treaty – One Year On

At the June 2013 adoption of the "books for the blind" treaty, Stevie Wonder called on governments to expedite ratification.

Renewable Energy: New Study Shows Patenting Growth

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times. Fortunately, much can be done to address this challenge through technological innovation, including renewable sources of energy which help reduce carbon emissions.

Nigerian innovators get connected

WIPO helps the world’s innovators get access to important IP resources via training centers like the one in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

Breathe a Little Easier

A desert, his shoes, a knife: Watch the GEOX founder speak of the innovation behind his unique, breathable footwear.

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