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WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/33

Identifying the gender of PCT inventors

Economic Research Working Paper No. 33

This paper analyzes the gender of inventors in international patent applications. We compile a worldwide gender-name dictionary, which includes 6.2 million names for 182 different countries to disambiguate the gender of PCT inventors. Our results suggest that there is a gender imbalance in PCT applications, but the proportion of women inventors is improving over time. We also find that the rates of women participation differ substantially across countries, technological fields and sectors.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/947/5

Patent Landscape Report on Microalgae-Related Technologies

This report aims to provide patent based information on available technologies and patenting trends in the area of microalgae. It covers in detail patent applications and granted patents within the space of microalgae and has revealed several interesting facets of research and innovation related to that area. Expected to be the 3rd generation biofuels solution, microalgae have quickly been developed for the biofuel industry with a marked inflection point in 2006. Lipids and pigments, which are the second metabolites of interest, also developed early on, still continue to see a steady growth in recent years.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/EMAT/2016/3

An Introduction to the Economics of Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights

Collective Management as a Business Strategy for Creators

An introduction to the economic theory surrounding collective management of copyright

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/EMAT/2016/2

Neighboring Rights

Collective Management Organizations – Tool Kit

This WIPO toolkit offers a practical approach to the collective management of copyright and related rights.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/EMAT/2016/1

Musical Works and Audio-Visual Works

Collective Management Organizations – Tool Kit

This WIPO toolkit offers a practical approach to the collective management of copyright and related rights.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/940/2016

Madrid Yearly Review 2016

International Registrations of Marks

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of marks.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/909/2016

Understanding Copyright and Related Rights

This booklet provides an introduction for newcomers to the subject of copyright and related rights. It explains the fundamentals underpinning copyright law and practice, and describes the different types of rights which copyright and related rights law protects, as well as the limitations on those rights. It also briefly covers transfer of copyright and provisions for enforcement.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/895/2016

Understanding Industrial Property

This booklet provides an introduction for newcomers to the subject of industrial property. It explains the principles underpinning industrial property rights, and describes the most common forms of industrial property, including patents and utility models for inventions, industrial designs, trademarks and geographical indications.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/1050/2016

Report of the Director General to the 2016 WIPO Assemblies

This report is a presentation of the work accomplished by the Organization during the year that has passed since the last meeting of the WIPO Assemblies.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/9

Documentation of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Background Brief - No. 9

This Brief describes the main objectives of documenting traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, the intellectual property issues that may arise and options for addressing them.

Publication year: 2016