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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.

Global Innovation Index 2022: Switzerland, the U.S., and Sweden lead the Global Innovation Ranking; China Approaches Top 10; India and Türkiye Ramping Up Fast; Impact-Driven Innovation Needed in Turbulent Times (PR/2022/895)

Switzerland, the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the world’s most-innovative economies, according to WIPO’s 2022 Global Innovation Index (GII). The report shows that research and development (R&D) and other investments that drive worldwide innovative activity boomed in 2021 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but face an uncertain near-term future in a tense geopolitical and economic climate.

WIPO Member States Approve Diplomatic Conferences for Two Proposed Accords (PR/2022/893)

WIPO member states today approved the convening of diplomatic conferences for two proposed international agreements: one pertaining to the protection of designs to ease cross border trade and a pact related to intellectual property (IP), genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources.