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WIPO/PUB/RN2023-31

Metaverse

WIPO Conversation, IP and Frontier Technologies

The metaverse, a borderless, virtual world, heralds the Internet's next evolution and is poised to reshape work, play, and more. As technology intertwines with daily life, IP plays a pivotal role in protecting innovations and creations essential for the metaverse, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality technologies, digital content, and virtual business models.

Publication year: 2024

WIPO/PUB/1059/23

TISCs Report 2023

Cultivating expertise to empower local innovators

This annual report of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) highlights the main developments and milestones in 2023, with a focus on how TISCs in 93 countries and technology transfer structures continued to expand their services to meet the needs of local innovators, and how WIPO supports them with new resources.

Publication year: 2024

WIPO/PUB/901/2024

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2024

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system.

Publication year: 2024

WIPO/GUIDE/IPC/2024

Guide to the International Patent Classification (2024)

This Guide provides information on the objectives, history and reform of the International Patent Classification (IPC) as well as assistance in the use of the IPC.

Publication year: 2024