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WIPO/PUB/947/3

Patent Landscape Report on Animal Genetic Resources

This report represents the first large-scale quantitative analysis related to patenting activity involving livestock animals. It includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology and gene therapy, stem cells and transgenic animals and as such, its main focus is on addressing the challenges involved in identifying patent activity for animal genetic resources in general and activity relating to animal genetic resources for food and agriculture in particular. Additionally, the report explores the use of traditional knowledge (TK) and the mention of the source of origin of genetic resources in patent documents.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/GUIDE/PATENTSEARCH

Alternatives in Patent Search and Examination

Policy Guide

One of the important tasks of a patent office is to decide whether a patent shall be granted, or an application shall be refused, based on the procedures and patentability requirements under the applicable national law. Making such decisions accurately, effectively and efficiently is a complex mission, since many patent offices receive a constantly growing volume of patent applications of increasing complexity.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/901/2014

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2014

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: how universities and public research organizations use the PCT System

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/12

Exploring the Worldwide Patent Surge

Economic Research Working Paper No. 12

This paper provides an analysis of global patenting trends using the most comprehensive data currently available. Among other things, it finds that subsequent patent filings – additional filings of the same invention, mostly in additional countries – contributed considerably to the growth in filings worldwide, pointing to globalization as one important driver of filing growth. However, no single factor can fully explain the marked increase in the use of the patent system.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/11

The Use of Intellectual Property in Chile

Economic Research Working paper 11

This study describes patterns and trends of intellectual property (IP) use in Chile, drawing on a new database containing all patent, trademark, utility model, and design filings received by the Chilean IP office over the period 1991-2010. Among other things, the study offers insights into the drivers of filing growth, the origin of filings, the distribution of applicants, the importance of different applicant types, the share of filings by different economic sectors, the relevance of IP bundles, and the patenting behavior of Chilean applicants overseas.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/948/4

Patent Landscape Report on E-Waste Recycling Technologies

The report covers in detail patent applications and granted patents within the space of e-waste processing, and the recycling and recovery of materials from consumer products at the end of their useful life. Additionally, the report uses reference information, such as news and other business data sources to extend the information into real-world applicability, and also to verify the interest and commercial activity of entities mentioned within the study.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/901/2013

PCT Yearly Review 2013

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: how PCT accession affects patent filings

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/GC/2

Patent Information, Freedom to Operate and "Global Access": A Case Study of Dengue Vaccines Under Development

Global Challenges Report

An overview of issues relevant to debates about solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, public health and food security.

Publication year: 2012