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Technology Trends – Artificial Intelligence

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

WIPO in Three Minutes

This lively video gives a high-altitude overview of WIPO’s work.

WIPO, SDGs and Innovation

Learn how WIPO and IP contribute to the success of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide an ambitious roadmap for human progress.

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World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018

WIPO’s annual report shows that global demand for IP tools reached record heights again in 2017, with China driving the growth in filings for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and other IP rights at the heart of the global knowledge economy.

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

Record Year for WIPO's Global IP Services

Asia-based innovators filed more than half of all international patent applications via WIPO for the first time in 2018, capping another record-setting year for WIPO’s global IP services.

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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