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WIPO/PUB/948/2

Patent Landscape Report on Desalination Technologies and the Use of Alternative Energies for Desalination

This report identified 4551 patent families (including utility models) that claim inventions related to desalination of water, and 921 families describing the combination of desalination technologies with the use of renewable energies. Based on this patent collection, various patterns of patenting activity and innovation in the area of desalination are presented, with a separate focus on the use of renewable energies for desalination. A comprehensive explanation of the search methodology and history (including all search queries), and of the evaluation of the search results is included and illustrates how patent information can be retrieved and exploited in the area of desalination.

Publication year: 2011

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/901/2009

The International Patent System in 2009

PCT Yearly Review

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: the impact of the financial crisis on PCT applications

Publication year: 2010

WIPO/PUB/948/1

Patent Landscape Report on Solar Cooking

This patent landscape report seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of available technologies that exclusively use solar energy as the primary energy source for cooking or pasteurizing food. At the same time it identifies systems that are simple and easy to use in environments of rural communities; preferably systems that could be used in individual households. The report provides a description of the patent search methodology and evaluation of the results, showcasing the tools for accessing and using patent information. It clusters the available technologies in four categories based on the main heating methods used.

Publication year: 2011

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/946/1

Patent Landscape Report on Ritonavir

This report is dedicated to Ritonavir – an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection and AIDS. A major goal of the report is to highlight the technology timeline for Ritonavir from the first filing of this compound to the present filings. It identifies a number of innovation tracks derived from the first Ritonavir patent document. The report also includes an analysis of statistical trends. A comprehensive explanation of the search methodology and history (including all search queries), and of the evaluation of the search results is included and illustrates how patent information can be retrieved and exploited in the area of pharmaceuticals.

Publication year: 2011

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/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/275

Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

The Agreement establishes the International Patent Classification (IPC) which divides technology into eight sections with approximately 70,000 subdivisions

Publication year: 1982

WIPO/PUB/277

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (as amended on September 26, 1980)

The main feature of the Treaty is that a Contracting State which allows or requires the deposit of microorganisms for the purposes of patent procedure must recognize, for such purposes, the deposit of a microorganism with any "international depositary authority," irrespective of whether such authority is on or outside the territory of the said State.

Publication year: 2002