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Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
“Inventions and Patents” is the first of WIPO's Learn from the past, create the future series of publications aimed at young students. This series was launched in recognition of the importance of children and young adults as the creators of our future. Combining fun with facts, and packed with illustrations, the publication takes young readers on a journey through the world of inventions and patents. Simple explanations of how patents work, why we need them, and how they contribute to scientific and technological progress, are interspersed with the stories behind successful inventions. Inventor Profiles are drawn from around the world, and teachers are encouraged to supplement these by getting their students to research inventions from their home country.
Publication year: 2010
The International Patent System in 2008
PCT Yearly Review
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system.
Publication year: 2009
The International Patent System in 2007
Publication year: 2008
WIPO Patent Drafting Manual
This Manual has been prepared in response to repeated demands from developing country Member States for capacity building in patent drafting due to the existing limited professional capacity in this area which is an obstacle to the utilization of the intellectual property system by their nationals. The target audience for this Manual is primarily but not exclusively in developing countries and consists of scientists, researchers, technically trained persons and attorneys with a technical background who wish to draft patent applications. The Manual provides the necessary guidelines and an understanding of the skills needed for drafting a patent application, filing it and working with patent authorities to have it issued as a patent. The primary aim of this Manual is to assist all inventors in protecting their intellectual property through carefully crafted patent applications.
Publication year: 2007
The International Patent System in 2006
WIPO Patent Report - Statistics on Worldwide Patent Activities (2007)
Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
The PLT seeks to harmonize formal requirements set by national and regional patent offices and to streamline the procedures for obtaining and maintaining a patent.
Publication year: 2006
The International Patent System in 2005
The International Patent System in 2004
Yearly review of the PCT
Publication year: 2005
Yearly Review of the PCT: 2003
Publication year: 2004