Frontier Technologies in Intellectual Property Administration

As the world becomes more interconnected, the speed of innovation and creation is accelerating and business models are changing. IP portfolios are becoming more complex reflecting these trends, and the number of IP filings is increasing but also subject to greater volatility. Frontier technologies, such as AI, big data analytics and blockchain potentially hold one of the keys to addressing the growing challenges facing IP Offices (IPOs) and to make IP more accessible for everyone.

Fifth session of the WIPO Conversation

The fifth session of the WIPO Conversation on IP and Frontier Technologies looked at the new technologies and assessed their possible uses in IP administration and registration as well as the disruption they may cause to the IP system. It encouraged information sharing across all stakeholders from IPOs to private enterprises and sharing diverse views from IP professionals, innovators, creators and individuals.

A summary of the meeting will be published soon.

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WIPO Speech to Text

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Index of AI initiatives in IP offices

Search our index of initiatives to find out how AI is being used to facilitate IP administration and service delivery in different IP offices. 


Artificial Intelligence at WIPO

WIPO's research on AI is led by the Advanced Technology Applications Center (ATAC), which works on enhancing functions and processes at the Organization. WIPO currently uses AI in three main areas:

Machine translation: WIPO Translate

WIPO Translate is a world-leading instant translation tool, specially designed for patent documents. It is available through the PATENTSCOPE database and can also be integrated within IP office systems upon request.

Image search: Global Brand Database

Image search within the Global Brand Database allows trademark owners to identify visually-similar trademarks, as well as other brand-information records from among the millions of images in the collection.

Automatic Patent Classification

IPCCAT helps patent filers and examiners in IP offices to automatically categorize patent applications into technical units according to their International Patent Classification (IPC) class, subclass, main group or sub-group.

Specialized task forces

WIPO leads and enables cooperation amongst IP Offices in pursuit of coherent ICT strategy, management of IP and big data and the use of AI for IP office administration: