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WIPO/PUB/947/3

Patent Landscape Report on Animal Genetic Resources

This report represents the first large-scale quantitative analysis related to patenting activity involving livestock animals. It includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology and gene therapy, stem cells and transgenic animals and as such, its main focus is on addressing the challenges involved in identifying patent activity for animal genetic resources in general and activity relating to animal genetic resources for food and agriculture in particular. Additionally, the report explores the use of traditional knowledge (TK) and the mention of the source of origin of genetic resources in patent documents.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/955

Monetization of Copyright Assets by Creative Enterprises

Creative Industries - Booklet 7

The objective of this study is to create an awareness of intellectual property rights that are associated with creative activities and to present financial and valuation tools that can enable the quantification of the monetary value of successful creative efforts.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/959

Mastering the Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers

Creative industries - Booklet No. 8

The video game industry is enjoying a boom period worldwide. Intellectual property (IP) – and in particular copyright – underpins the continuing success of the industry, yet the understanding and use of IP instruments of protection can remain a challenge. This publication outlines the practical business and legal issues relevant for video game developers and will thus improve their ability to get the most out of the IP system. Topics covered include: licensing agreements, music, distribution, mobile, regulation, confidentiality agreements, and more.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/17

Inventor Data for Research on Migration and Innovation: A Survey and a Pilot

Economic Research Working Paper No. 17

This paper discusses the existing literature on migration and innovation, with special emphasis on empirical studies based on patent and inventor data. Other sources of micro-data are examined, too, for comparative purposes. A pilot database, based on patent filings at the European Patent Office is presented. It contains information on individual inventors, including their country of residence and of origin. Preliminary evidence suggests that immigrant inventors contribute to innovation not only in the United States, but also in selected European countries, where they often rank among the most productive individuals.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/16

U.S. High-Skilled Immigration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Approaches and Evidence

Economic Research Working Paper No. 16

High-skilled immigrants are a very important component of U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship. Studies regarding the impact of immigrants on natives tend to find limited consequences in the short-run, while the results in the long-run are more varied and much less certain. Immigrants in the United States aid business and technology exchanges with their home countries, but the overall effect that the migration has on the home country remains unclear. Little is known about return migration of workers engaged in innovation and entrepreneurship, except that it is rapidly growing in importance.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/15

Diaspora Networks, Knowledge Flows and Brain Drain

Economic Research Working Paper No. 15

The paper summarizes key findings from the literature on how distance, relationships and ethnic ties influence knowledge flows, and describes a model that relates emigration and the diaspora to knowledge flows. It recaps a key study that reports evidence of a link from the diaspora and knowledge flows to home country manufacturing productivity. The study summarizes the ways in which intellectual property (IP) protection may influence knowledge flow patterns through incentives (market for ideas) and disincentives (anticommons). Finally, it speculates on how diaspora knowledge flows and IP may alleviate developing country low-productivity equilibria (“poverty traps”) caused by an underinvestment in specialized human capital.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/EMAT/2014/4

Management of Rights in Print and Publishing

Educational Material on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights - Module 4

WIPO commissioned this publication - with the support of the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (Norcode) - to be used as reference material in various training activities on collective management.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/CS/2014/01

IP Successes in the ASEAN Region

This publication is the result of a WIPO study on the effective use of intellectual property in ASEAN countries. The project was implemented by the WIPO Japan Office (WJO), with funding provided from the Japan Patent Office under the auspices of the Japan Funds-In-Trust.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/GII/2014

Global Innovation Index 2014

The Human Factor in Innovation

The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 143 countries and economies around the world, based on 81 indicators. This edition explores the role of the individuals and teams behind the innovation process. It sheds light on different aspects of human capital required to achieve innovation, including skilled labor; the intersection of human, financial and technological capital; talent retention; and the mobilization of highly educated people.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/FLYER/ABC

Accessible Books Consortium:

Bringing books to persons with print disabilities

The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) is an alliance that comprises WIPO, organizations that serve persons with print disabilities and organizations that represent authors and publishers.

Publication year: 2014