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World Intellectual Property Report 2019

Relying on millions of patent and scientific publication records, this edition documents how the geography of innovation has evolved over the past few decades.

Technology Trends – Artificial Intelligence

WIPO’s "Technology Trends" Study Probes Artificial Intelligence.

Global Innovation Index 2019

The GII 2019 analyzes the medical innovation landscape of the next decade.

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World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019

WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report shows that Asia accounted for more than two-thirds of all patent, trademark and industrial design applications in 2018 during another banner year for IP filings.

The World’s Leading Science and Tech Hotspots

The Global Innovation Index uses big data and cutting-edge mapping techniques to pinpoint innovation clusters around the globe. Where are the top 10 locales with the greatest scientific and inventive activity?

Marrakesh Treaty: Bringing Books to Blind People

WIPO's newest treaty helps hundreds of millions of people living with visual impairments around the world.

Background briefs

  • Traditional knowledge and IP PDF, Press brief:  TK and IP

WIPO's IP Services: Record Year in 2019

Demand for WIPO's global IP services reached record heights in 2019 amid another year of robust growth in treaty-adherence activity and the Organization's revenue base.

PCT Inventors

Which famous musicians are also listed as inventors on international patent applications filed via WIPO?

Advancements in Addressing Climate Change

The WIPO GREEN online marketplace has now surpassed 3,000 climate-friendly technologies entries in a milestone for the effort to connect seekers and owners of green technologies.

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