Press Room Archive 2023

International Patent Applications Defy 2022 Challenges, Continue Upward Trend (PR/2023/899)

Demand for patent protection continued to grow in 2022, with innovators in China, the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Germany leading in filings under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) which simplifies the process of seeking patent protection in multiple countries.

WIPO Invites Applicants for 2023 Global Awards Competition for SMEs (PR/2023/898)

WIPO has opened the 2023 edition of its Global Awards program, seeking small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) candidates from around the world that use intellectual property (IP)-backed innovation and creativity in an exceptional manner to achieve business goals and improve society.