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WIPO/PUB/901/2018

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review - 2018

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: Applicant representatives named in PCT applications

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/GUIDE/ADR

WIPO Guide on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Options for Intellectual Property Offices and Courts

This Guide is designed to provide an overview of ADR processes for IP disputes.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/WORKFORCE/2018

Shaping WIPO's Future

Workforce 2018

WIPO's workforce is the human capital of the Organization and its greatest asset. This brochure shows a detailed picture of staffing at WIPO in 2018, offering a breakdown of the workforce by category, sector, funding, type of staff appointment, geographical representation and gender balance. It also reports on organizational performance, learning and development, and organizational conflict management.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/930/2018/EXEC-SUMMARY

Hague Yearly Review 2018 - Executive Summary

International Registrations of Industrial Designs

This executive brief identifies key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/930/2018

Hague Yearly Review - International Registrations of Industrial Designs - 2018

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of industrial designs.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/CASESTUDY/IP_COMM/ZA

Case study: IP Management and the Commercialization of Publicly Funded Research Outcomes in South Africa

This paper begins by presenting an overview of enabling frameworks for the protection and commercialization of publicly funded R&D outcomes. Subsequently it analyses the policies that South Africa has adopted to this effect since the transition to democracy. The paper then looks at the impact on the South African NSI of these policies, in particular the IPR Act, which has been in force since August 2010. It presents new data that indicate encouraging progress in patenting and other aspects of commercialization involving public research organizations (PROs)2 in South Africa, before setting forth a summary of the analysis as well as conclusions.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/GII/2018

Global Innovation Index 2018

Energizing the World with Innovation

The Global Innovation Index 2018 provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 126 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. The GII 2018 analyses the energy innovation landscape of the next decade and identifies possible breakthroughs in fields such as energy production, storage, distribution, and consumption. It also looks at how breakthrough innovation occurs at the grassroots level and describes how small-scale renewable systems are on the rise.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/1050/2018

Report of the Director General to the 2018 WIPO Assemblies

This report is a presentation of the work accomplished by the Organization during the year that has passed since the last meeting of the WIPO Assemblies.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/BROCHURE/RE:SEARCH/2018

WIPO Re:Search – Collaborating to Mobilize the Power of Intellectual Property for Global Health

WIPO Re:Search aims to catalyze the development of medical products for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis through innovative research partnerships and knowledge sharing.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/44

Measuring innovation in energy technologies: green patents as captured by WIPO's IPC green inventory

Economic Research Working Paper No. 44

We analyze inventions in green energy technologies over the period 2005-2017. We use a novel dataset, making use of the IPC Green Inventory of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to analyze four broad categories of green energy technologies including alternative energy production technologies, energy conservation technologies, and green transportation. We use these data to look at how patent families and PCT international patent applications have evolved in this field in recent years. We find that energy innovation-related patenting has first expanded exponentially up until 2013, both in terms of the total number of patent families and PCT international patent applications in green energy technologies. Yet this period of accelerated growth in the number of published green energy patents has been followed by a period of deceleration—even a slow decline. Although most green energy technologies have seen a downward trend in the annual number of patents published since 2012, the decline has been most pronounced in nuclear power generation technologies and alternative energy production technologies. The latter notably include renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind energy, and fuel cells. In contrast, patents in energy conservation technologies and green transportation technologies have continued to grow, but at a slower pace.

Publication year: 2018