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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Regulations under the PCT (as in force from July 1, 2020)
The Patent Cooperation Treaty makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an "international" patent application. Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or a resident of a Contracting State.
Publication year: 2020
Guide to the International Patent Classification (2020)
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.
WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2019
An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.
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.
WIPO GREEN – Year in Review 2019
The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2019 provides a snapshot of last year's activities and achievements. Some highlights include the regional innovation acceleration project in Latin America, WIPO GREEN strategic activities, and the establishment of new partner and donor relationships.
Inventing the Future: An Introduction to Patents for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
This is the third in the series of guides on Intellectual Property for Business. It focuses on patents, a crucial tool to enable a company to draw maximum benefit from new technological ideas.
Publication year: 2018
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2018 - 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 2018.
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review - 2018
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: Applicant representatives named in PCT applications
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2019 - Executive Summary
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 2019.
Publication year: 2019
Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty
The purpose of this Guide is to present in a systematic manner information on the procedures and requirements concerning the deposit of microorganisms and to give practical advice to persons depositing microorganisms for patent purposes, on the one hand, and to anyone wishing to obtain samples of such microorganisms, on the other hand.