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Identifying the gender of PCT inventors
Economic Research Working Paper No. 33
This paper analyzes the gender of inventors in international patent applications. We compile a worldwide gender-name dictionary, which includes 6.2 million names for 182 different countries to disambiguate the gender of PCT inventors. Our results suggest that there is a gender imbalance in PCT applications, but the proportion of women inventors is improving over time. We also find that the rates of women participation differ substantially across countries, technological fields and sectors.
Publication year: 2016
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
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WIPO Magazine, Issue 5/2016 (October)
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The Marrakesh Treaty – Helping to end the global book famine
This short leaflet introduces the Marrakesh Treaty and explains how WIPO is working with partner organizations to promote inclusive publishing.
Hague Yearly Review - International Registrations of Industrial Designs - 2016
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of industrial designs.
Guide to the International Patent Classification (2016)