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WIPO’s Budapest Treaty facilitates biotech patenting

Biotechnology holds the key to overcoming the many daunting challenges facing humanity in the areas of health, agriculture and environmental management. Find out how WIPO’s Budapest Treaty supports researchers and biotech companies in protecting their groundbreaking applications.

Using patents to ensure access to pioneering cell technology

Shinya Yamanaka’s work has revolutionized our understanding of how cells develop and specialize. His pioneering research won him the Nobel Prize in Physiology for Medicine in 2012. Professor Yamanaka outlines this research and explains why patents are crucial to its advance.

Who benefits from IP rights in agricultural innovation?

A recent study on the development of high-yielding Ogura oilseed rape technology in Europe explores the trade-offs associated with different IP licensing strategies.

Tanzanian entrepreneur develops innovative water filter

Dr. Askwar Hilonga, a chemical engineer specializing in nanomaterials, grew up in a remote village in Tanzania and saw with his own eyes the suffering caused by waterborne diseases. His low-cost customizable water filtration system promises to save countless lives by providing access to safe drinking water.

Nation branding: telling New Zealand’s story

New Zealand’s nation branding experience offers an interesting illustration of what can be achieved with minimal resources, to broaden perceptions about a country’s values and capabilities to strengthen its brand value.


Giving Innovation Wings: How Boeing Uses its IP

February 2014 - Peter Hoffman, Boeing’s Vice President of Intellectual Property Management, talks about the company’s approach to IP and shares his views on the future of flight.

Video Games and IP: A Global Perspective

April 2014 - Since the launch of the first mainstream game console by Nintendo in 1985, video games have become a global industry worth an estimated US$65 billion. It is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry and an important driver of economic growth.

The Brave New World of Wearable Technology: What Implications for IP?

June 2014 - Wearable tech is both the newest technology trend and one of the oldest – we have been wearing functional objects ever since watchmakers like Peter Henlein developed portable clocks in the 16th Century.

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