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International Patenting Strategies of Chinese Residents: An Analysis of Foreign-Oriented Patent Families

Economic Research Working Paper No. 20

This paper analyzes Chinese patenting abroad by using WIPO's foreign-oriented patent family dataset and a respective enterprise questionnaire. It finds that by the turn of the century China emerged as major actor in terms of international patenting. While this is changing rapidly, the share of Chinese patents which get filed abroad is still a fraction of total patents filed at home and most patents still also only target one foreign IP office. Chinese foreign-oriented patent families are concentrated in a few technology fields, and a few Chinese firms are responsible for a large share of total Chinese patents filed abroad.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/17

Inventor Data for Research on Migration and Innovation: A Survey and a Pilot

Economic Research Working Paper No. 17

This paper discusses the existing literature on migration and innovation, with special emphasis on empirical studies based on patent and inventor data. Other sources of micro-data are examined, too, for comparative purposes. A pilot database, based on patent filings at the European Patent Office is presented. It contains information on individual inventors, including their country of residence and of origin. Preliminary evidence suggests that immigrant inventors contribute to innovation not only in the United States, but also in selected European countries, where they often rank among the most productive individuals.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/12

Exploring the Worldwide Patent Surge

Economic Research Working Paper No. 12

This paper provides an analysis of global patenting trends using the most comprehensive data currently available. Among other things, it finds that subsequent patent filings – additional filings of the same invention, mostly in additional countries – contributed considerably to the growth in filings worldwide, pointing to globalization as one important driver of filing growth. However, no single factor can fully explain the marked increase in the use of the patent system.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/11

The Use of Intellectual Property in Chile

Economic Research Working paper 11

This study describes patterns and trends of intellectual property (IP) use in Chile, drawing on a new database containing all patent, trademark, utility model, and design filings received by the Chilean IP office over the period 1991-2010. Among other things, the study offers insights into the drivers of filing growth, the origin of filings, the distribution of applicants, the importance of different applicant types, the share of filings by different economic sectors, the relevance of IP bundles, and the patenting behavior of Chilean applicants overseas.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/948/4

Patent Landscape Report on E-Waste Recycling Technologies

The report covers in detail patent applications and granted patents within the space of e-waste processing, and the recycling and recovery of materials from consumer products at the end of their useful life. Additionally, the report uses reference information, such as news and other business data sources to extend the information into real-world applicability, and also to verify the interest and commercial activity of entities mentioned within the study.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/901/2013

PCT Yearly Review 2013

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: how PCT accession affects patent filings

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/GC/2

Patent Information, Freedom to Operate and "Global Access": A Case Study of Dengue Vaccines Under Development

Global Challenges Report

An overview of issues relevant to debates about solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, public health and food security.

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/901/2012

PCT Yearly Review 2012

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: two million PCT filings

Publication year: 2012