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Patent Landscape Report on Assistive Devices and Technologies for Visually and Hearing Impaired Persons
This is the first report of the WIPO Patent Landscape Report series in the area of disabilities. It presents research on various assistive devices and technologies, includes an analysis on the geographical distribution of patent protection of these technologies, and features business data on major patent portfolios as well as a round-up of key innovators. Additionally, the report touches on technologies serving the same goals as the Marrakesh Treaty and the Accessible Book Consortium (ABC), namely those facilitating access of visually and hearing impaired persons to published works.
Publication year: 2015
Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors
Global Challenges Report
An overview of issues relevant to debates about solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, public health and food security.
World Intellectual Property Indicators - 2015
This annual publication provides a wide range of indicators covering the following areas of intellectual property: patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms and plant variety protection. It draws on data from national and regional IP offices, WIPO and the World Bank.
Finding Technology Using Patents - An Introduction
Patents represent a vast source of information covering every field of technology. Using patent information to find technology from around the world is easy.
WIPO Guide to Using Patent Information
This Guide aims to assist users in searching for technology information using patent documents, a rich source of technical, legal and business information presented in a generally standardized format and often not reproduced anywhere else. Though the Guide focuses on patent information, many of the search techniques described here can also be applied in searching other non-patent sources of technology information.
Alternatives in Patent Search and Examination
One of the important tasks of a patent office is to decide whether a patent shall be granted, or an application shall be refused, based on the procedures and patentability requirements under the applicable national law. Making such decisions accurately, effectively and efficiently is a complex mission, since many patent offices receive a constantly growing volume of patent applications of increasing complexity.
Publication year: 2014
Incentivizing the Adoption of Green Technology on a Global Scale
Global Challenges Brief
The Changing Landscape of Medical Innovation: How Have Business Models Responded?
Renewable Energy Technology: Evolution and Policy Implications - Evidence from Patent Literature