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Innovative Technologies Tackling Food Loss
This edition of the Global Challenges in Focus series explores cutting-edge technologies to reduce food loss in the supply chain. Though identifying “critical loss points”, the brief proposes innovative technologies with the highest estimated impact on mitigating food loss. To continue the topic of the food management process, a forthcoming paper will address the technologies tackling food waste.
Publication year: 2020
Global Innovation Index 2020 - Executive version
Who Will Finance Innovation?
Global Innovation Index 2020
The Global Innovation Index 2020 provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 131 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. The 2020 edition sheds light on the state of innovation financing by investigating the evolution of financing mechanisms for entrepreneurs and other innovators, and by pointing to progress and remaining challenges – including in the context of the economic slowdown induced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.
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.
Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions
General information on the interface between intellectual property (IP) and traditional knowledge (TK), traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), and genetic resources (GRs). It briefly addresses the most important questions that arise when considering the role that IP principles and systems can play in protecting TK and TCEs from misappropriation, and in generating and equitably sharing benefits from their commercialization, and the role of IP in access to and benefit sharing in GRs.
Madrid Yearly Review 2020
International Registrations of Marks
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of marks.
Using Inventions in the Public Domain
A Guide for Inventors and Entrepreneurs
This guide is designed to help researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs gain access to and use technology and business information and knowledge in the public domain, for the development of new innovative products and services in their own country. The focus of the guide is on information and technology disclosed in patent documents. Designed for self-study, the guide provides easy-to follow training modules that include teaching examples and other useful practical tools and resources.
Identifying Inventions in the Public Domain
This guide aims to assist researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs in determining whether specific inventions are protected by enforceable patents or may be in the public domain, by teaching a three-stage process for searching and analyzing published patent documents using the tools of freedom to operate determination. Designed for self-study, the guide has easy-to-follow training modules that take the reader through the process step by step, including with the help of useful checklists and other tools.
Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) Report 2019
TISCs as a catalyst for innovation and technology transfer
This Annual Report highlights key trends and milestones of the TISC program since its launch in 2009, with a focus on the main achievements and developments in 2019.
IP Training Institutions Brochure
Learn more about the WIPO Academy's support to Member States in establishing self-sustaining IPTIs