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Harnessing the power of the private sector: An interview with Francis Gurry

Are public-private partnerships an opportunity for WIPO to boost its capacity to advance agreed public policy goals? Mr. Gurry discusses the opportunities and challenges that these partnerships present.

Africa’s innovators are open for business

Africa is abuzz with innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Technology hubs, incubators and other initiatives are fueling optimism and creating unprecedented opportunities for business growth. DEMO Africa’s Executive Producer, Harry Hare, discusses Africa’s gathering technological revolution.

Mining innovation

The role of innovation and intellectual property at Codelco, Chile, the world’s largest mining company.

Publishing in the United Arab Emirates: an insider’s perspective

Bodour bint Sultan Al-Qasimi, a driving force in the development of the UAE’s publishing industry and Arabic children’s literature and reading, shares her views on the UAE’s evolving publishing landscape.

How cities benefit from helping the music industry grow

The Mastering of a Music City report by the global music body IFPI and Music Canada, offers a roadmap for cities to harness the social, cultural and economic benefits of developing a vibrant music economy.


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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