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Partnering Across the World

WIPO Re:Search partner BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) brokered 38 new agreements in 2014 - more than double the original target for the year.


The first anniversary of a new online marketplace promoting innovation, diffusion of green technologies.

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.

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