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WIPO/PUB/274/2019

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Regulations under the PCT (as in force from July 1, 2019)

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: 2019

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/47

Innovation in the Polish health sector: A quality assessment

Economic Research Working Paper No. 47

This working paper aims to present the specifics of innovation in the Polish health industry through the prism of the experiences and opinions of a representative group of 42 companies from both the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors. Through analysis of in-depth interviews, it aims to illuminate the legal, economic and social mechanisms and phenomena that determine innovation in this sector. The survey examines which areas of the Polish health sector are most innovative, the understanding of innovation that prevails in the sector, and the characteristics of R&D activities carried out there. Subsequently, the study explores the general impact of intellectual property, and particularly of patent law on innovation, in the Polish health sector. Finally, it surveys the other economic and legal instruments currently stimulating innovation and how legal regulations and governmental policy could be modified to create an optimal pro-innovation environment. The conclusions include short legal and factual background of innovation in the Polish health sector, the summarized results of the conducted analysis and final comments concerning the level and culture of innovation within the examined industry.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/467/2019

WIPO Academy Education and Training Programs Portfolio - 2019

This Portfolio serves as a catalogue of all the training opportunities to be offered by the WIPO Academy in 2019 and outlines the content of each course. It gives information to potential participants on eligibility criteria, application formalities, timelines, selection procedures, travel and other relevant necessary information.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/943/2018

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2018

An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/940/2019

Madrid Yearly Review 2019

International Registrations of Marks

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of marks.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/901/2019

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2019

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: 40 years of the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/GC/18

WIPO Re:Search: Advancing science for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis

This edition of the Global Challenges In Focus series takes an in-depth look at some of WIPO Re:Search's most promising scientific collaborations and their potential impacts – as described by the researchers and organizations involved.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/GREENSTRPL1923

WIPO GREEN Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023

The WIPO GREEN Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 sets forth clear goals and objectives for the public-private partnership, providing a roadmap that will enable WIPO GREEN to advance its mission: to provide an online platform for technology exchange that will contribute to the accelerated adaption, adoption, and deployment of green technology solutions by connecting technology providers with technology seekers.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/TISC/REPORT/18

Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) Report 2018

Celebrating 10 years of TISCs

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 2018.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/56

Measuring Innovation in the Mining Industry with Patents

Economic Research Working Paper No. 56

Traditionally, the mining sector has been considered a slow innovator compared to other industries, like the manufacturing or pharmaceutical industries. However, we observe an upsurge in the innovation activity of the mining industry in the first half of the 2000s. During this period, mining innovation started to increase rapidly after periods of stagnation and downward trends. To conduct and in-depth investigation of the global trends and patterns behind this structural change in mining innovation, we formulated a general search strategy to identify patent activity in this sector. The strategy is repeatable over time and in multiple databases. It enabled us to produce a dataset of patents in mining and mining-related technologies. Using this newly-created database we identified at the basis of the structural change a switch away from refining technologies into exploration and environmental technologies probably explained by the took over of the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution. The types of actors active in the mining innovation also changed across time: there are now many more individuals, research centers and universities innovating in mining and relatively less companies. Finally, the country composition in the pool of mining innovation activity has radically changed with the appearance of China on the global scene starting from early 2000.

Publication year: 2019