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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.

Netflix, Online Distribution and Global Domination?

Shifting film production and distribution models mean fresh challenges, but also new opportunities, for the world's filmmakers. Movies, TV, online? "It’s all content, it’s just story,” says actor Kevin Spacey.

Collaborative Innovation

Collaborators seeking watershed innovations should focus on finding solutions to smaller components of a problem, each contributing to the larger goal.

Seeger Tribute

Pete Seeger: Singer, activist, and defender of the folk tradition.

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