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WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2016
An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.
Publication year: 2017
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2017 - Executive Summary
The International Patent System
This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2017.
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Key Questions on Patent Disclosure Requirements for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
Policymakers and other stakeholders often raise operational questions and seek practical and empirical information about patent disclosure requirements in relation to genetic resources and traditional knowledge. This authoritative study offers a comprehensive and scrupulously neutral overview of key legal and operational questions arising within this context.
Introducing WIPO's Global Databases
The World Intellectual Property Organization is the global forum for intellectual property. We provide access to the world's IP information. Through our website, you can search millions of patents, brands and designs and find out about IP laws all around the world.
Identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity
Economic Research Working Paper No. 34
This paper presents an empirical approach to identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity on the basis of patent filings. Patent data offer rich information on the locality of innovative activity. Many researchers have already made use of these data to study individual clusters or selected clusters within a particular region. Our approach goes beyond existing work by identifying and ranking innovation clusters on an internationally comparable basis.
World Intellectual Property Indicators - 2017
An authoritative annual survey of IP activity around the globe. As well as filing, registration and maintenance of patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms and plant variety protection, the 2017 edition also covers geographical indications for the first time, making it even more comprehensive. A special section on the operational performance of patent offices takes an in-depth look at application processing times, examination capacity and examination outcomes.
Patents and Technology
This short catalogue of publications on patents and technology will help you choose from among the wealth of materials available from WIPO. Our publications range from key international treaties to research and policy studies, practical guides for inventors, scientists and business people, and explanatory briefs for the general public.
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WIPO services and databases
A brief overview of the benefits of WIPO's global intellectual property services and databases
The free global search engine for technology information
This brochure outlines the features of PATENTSCOPE and its options for multilingual search across tens of millions of patent documents.