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WIPO/PUB/901/2012

PCT Yearly Review 2012

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: two million PCT filings

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/5

Getting Patents and Economic Data to Speak to Each Other: An “Algorithmic Links with Probabilities” Approach for Joint Analyses of Patenting and Economic Activity

Economic Research Working Paper No. 5

In this paper, the authors describe and explore a new algorithmic approach to constructing concordances between the International Patent Classification (IPC) system and industry classification systems that organize economic data. This ‘Algorithmic Links with Probabilities' (ALP) approach incorporates text analysis software and keyword extraction programs and applies them to a comprehensive patent dataset. The authors conclude with a discussion on some of the possible applications of the concordance and provide a sample analysis that uses their preferred ALP concordance to analyze international patent flows based on trade patterns.

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/946/3

Patent Landscape Report on Vaccines for Selected Infectious Diseases

The scope of this report is to detect patterns of patenting activity and innovation in the area of vaccine research and manufacturing in order to facilitate the sourcing of vaccine technologies that could potentially be used in developing countries. Part I provides an overview of patenting activity in the area of vaccines by means of a statistical analysis. Part II focuses on the patenting related to vaccines for: streptococcus pneumonia conjugate vaccines; typhoid conjugate vaccines; and influenza vaccines. Each part of the report also includes a special focus on the patenting activity in Brazil, China and India.

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/948/3

Patent Landscape Report on Solar Cooling

This patent landscape report provides a general overview of existing solar cooling technologies and potential fields of application. It includes applications that go beyond air-conditioning, such as the cooling of water; refrigeration of sensitive goods, such as medicines; or desalination of seawater.

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/L434/11

Guide to Technology Databases

The present Guide is a detailed technical paper aimed at industrial property office examiners and users in general to assist them in identifying the correct database and using the possible functionalities and tools offered by specific databases. The current Guide examines a selection of commercial and non-commercial database services considered representative of the broader population of existing services in order to illustrate types and combinations of features available through these services.

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/947/2

Patent Landscape Report on Membrane Filtration and UV Water Treatment

Various water treatment methods are required and in use to make water safe and clean for drinking and irrigation purposes. The present landscape report focuses on a selection of water treatment technologies, namely UV disinfection and micro-, ultra- and nanofiltration. The report identifies patents that claim inventions related to these water treatment technologies. It also looks at patents on inventions that form part of desalination (pre- or post- desalination) treatment in particular.

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/SV1

WIPO Survey on Patenting Strategies in 2009 and 2010 - Final report

To better understand how users of the PCT System responded to the difficult economic conditions in 2009 and how they may respond to the incipient economic recovery in 2010.

Publication year: 2011

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/4

The State of Patenting at Research Institutions in Developing Countries: Policy Approaches and Practices

Economic Research Working Paper No. 4

This study discusses the opportunities and challenges offered by patents to foster technology transfer from government funded research institutions in developing countries. It presents a review of policy frameworks and recent policy changes aimed to foster academic patenting and technology transfer in low- and middle-income countries. It then analyzes patenting activities by universities and public research organizations and compares these trends with respect to high-income countries. This analysis is complemented with an assessment of the current state of patenting and technology commercialization practices in a selected group of technology transfer offices.

Publication year: 2011