World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth

Author(s): WIPO | Publication year: 2015

WIPO’s latest World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR) explores the role of IP at the nexus of innovation and economic growth, focusing on the impact of breakthrough innovations.

Extraordinary technological breakthroughs over the last 300 years have touched almost every aspect of human activity and transformed the world’s economies. The 2015 report shows how three historical breakthrough innovations – airplanes, antibiotics and semiconductors – fueled new business activity. It examines three current technologies with breakthrough potential: 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics. And it considers the future outlook for innovation-driven growth.

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  • Foreword World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
  • Executive summary World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
  • Table of contents World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
  • Chapter 1: A Look Inside the Economic Growth Engine World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
  • Chapter 2: Historical Breakthrough Innovations World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
  • Chapter 3: Innovations with Future Breakthrough Potential World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
  • Acronyms World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
  • Technical notes World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth, (pdf)
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