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WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/25

Breakthrough innovations in aircraft and the intellectual property system, 1900-1975

Economic Research Working Paper No. 25

Modern commercial aircraft are complex products that incorporate innovations in technologies ranging from advanced materials to software and electronics. Although commercial aircraft assuredly qualify as a transformative innovation, in fact today's commercial aircraft are the result of a process of incremental innovation and improvement that dates back more than a century. A great many of these improvements and incremental innovations originated from government-supported R&D programs sponsored by the military services or government research laboratories. The adoption of commercial-aircraft innovations within many industrial economies, including the United States, also has been influenced by government regulation of air transportation. This paper provides a historical characterization of the innovation and record of technical progress in US commercial aircraft during the 1900-1975 period. It identifies the sources of support for innovation and technological adoption, and examines the origins and impacts of “breakthrough innovations” on the overall evolution of the global commercial aircraft industry. The paper also assesses the role of patents in these important innovations.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/944/2015

World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth

WIPO's latest World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR) explores the role of IP at the nexus of innovation and economic growth, focusing on the impact of breakthrough innovations.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/946

Guidelines for Preparing Patent Landscape Reports

These Guidelines are designed both for general users of patent information, as well as for those involved in producing Patent Landscape Reports (PLRs). They provide step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a PLR, as well as background information such as objectives, patent analytics, concepts and frameworks.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/JOURNAL/WPJ6N2

The WIPO Journal - 2015 Volume 6 Issue 2

Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Contents: Have Trademarks Become Deceptive? | Scholarly Publication in Nigeria: Implications of Open Access | The Economics of Intellectual Property Enforcement | The Transformative Authorial Self in Jewish Thought | India's Tryst with Pharma Patent Settlements: Whether a Turbulent Decade of Litigations Would Give Way to Meaningful Compromises?

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/949/1

Patent Landscape Report on Assistive Devices and Technologies for Visually and Hearing Impaired Persons

This is the first report of the WIPO Patent Landscape Report series in the area of disabilities. It presents research on various assistive devices and technologies, includes an analysis on the geographical distribution of patent protection of these technologies, and features business data on major patent portfolios as well as a round-up of key innovators. Additionally, the report touches on technologies serving the same goals as the Marrakesh Treaty and the Accessible Book Consortium (ABC), namely those facilitating access of visually and hearing impaired persons to published works.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/949/1

Patent Landscape Report on Assistive Devices and Technologies for Visually and Hearing Impaired Persons

This is the first report of the WIPO Patent Landscape Report series in the area of disabilities. It presents research on various assistive devices and technologies, includes an analysis on the geographical distribution of patent protection of these technologies, and features business data on major patent portfolios as well as a round-up of key innovators. Additionally, the report touches on technologies serving the same goals as the Marrakesh Treaty and the Accessible Book Consortium (ABC), namely those facilitating access of visually and hearing impaired persons to published works.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/GC/7

Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors

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: 2015

WIPO/PUB/901/2015

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review - 2015

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: the most active applicants in the PCT System

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/930/2015

Hague Yearly Review - International Registrations of Industrial Designs - 2015

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of industrial designs.

Publication year: 2015