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WIPO/PUB/901/2020

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2020

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: The top 50 PCT clusters

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/940/2020/EXEC-SUMMARY

Madrid Yearly Review 2020 – Executive Summary

International Registrations of Marks

This executive brief identifies key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Madrid System.

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/274/2020

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

WIPO/PUB/933/2020

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.

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/GII/2020

Global Innovation Index 2020

Who Will Finance Innovation?

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.

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/GII/2020/KEYFINDINGS

Global Innovation Index 2020 - KEY FINDINGS

Who Will Finance Innovation?

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/901/2020/EXEC-SUMMARY

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2020 - 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 2020.

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/628/2020

Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation - Intersections between Public Health, Intellectual Property and Trade

Second Edition

This study seeks to reinforce the understanding of the interplay between the distinct policy domains of health, trade and intellectual property, and of how they affect medical innovation and access to medical technologies. The second edition comprehensively reviews new developments in key areas since the initial launch of the study in 2013.

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/GC/20/2

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

WIPO/PUB/1072

Ethics and Innovation

10 Years WIPO Ethics Office

This anniversary publication presents the creation and history of WIPO's Ethics Office, and describes the interrelationship between law and ethics in the internal justice system. The book also features contributions by leading scholars, originally made in the context of the WIPO Public Lectures series on Ethics, which explore ethical challenges to technological developments, communication, justice and culture.

Publication year: 2020