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This short catalogue of publications related to development will help you choose from among the wealth of materials available from WIPO. Our publications range from introducing IP for development to offering advice for policymakers and building capacity in developing countries.
Publication year: 2018
Connecting sustainable technology users and providers
WIPO GREEN is a global marketplace that promotes green tech innovation and diffusion. This short brochure outlines the benefits of joining WIPO GREEN in order to collaborate on projects and events, leverage its global network, increase visibility and join the fight against climate change.
Year in Review 2017
Another successful and productive year for WIPO GREEN! This Year in Review report summarizes WIPO GREEN highlights and achievements as the network expanded both in membership, collaborations and events.
WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2017
An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.
WIPO Lex - A Free Global Database of IP Laws and Treaties
A global online database offering free access to the most comprehensive collection of intellectual property (IP) laws and treaties
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
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.
Introducing WIPO's Global Databases
The World Intellectual Property Organization is the global forum for intellectual property. We provide access to the world's IP information. Through our website, you can search millions of patents, brands and designs and find out about IP laws all around the world.
Publication year: 2017
Identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity
Economic Research Working Paper No. 34
This paper presents an empirical approach to identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity on the basis of patent filings. Patent data offer rich information on the locality of innovative activity. Many researchers have already made use of these data to study individual clusters or selected clusters within a particular region. Our approach goes beyond existing work by identifying and ranking innovation clusters on an internationally comparable basis.