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GII 2019: Creating healthy lives – the future of medical innovation

The recently launched 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) reveals the latest global ranking of countries on their innovation performance. It also explores the future of medical innovation. WIPO’s Sacha-Wunsch-Vincent, a co-editor of the report, discusses some of its key findings.


Curbing cultural appropriation in the fashion industry with intellectual property

The world over, calls are being made for fashion designers to be mindful when borrowing from other cultures and to offer products that are respectful of their traditions. What role for intellectual property in curbing this harmful practice?

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With Teqball the world is curved

Teqball is an ingenious new ball game that is taking the world of football by storm. Teqball’s Gergely Muranyi, talks about the importance of intellectual property to the company’s ambitions to make teqball a global sport.

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Singapore’s biggest copyright reform in 30 years

Having embarked on the most comprehensive review of its copyright law in 30 years, find out what lawmakers in Singapore are doing to make their copyright system more accessible to everyone.

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In the Courts: Five years after Alice: five lessons learned from the treatment of software patents in litigation

It has been five years since the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank International. Here are five lessons learned from software patent litigation after Alice.


Artificial intelligence and copyright

October 2017 – As the use of artificial intelligence by artists becomes more widespread, the distinction between artwork that is made by a human and that made by a computer is becoming increasingly blurred with interesting implications for copyright.

3D printing and IP law

February 2017 – Amid renewed interest in the potential for 3D printing technology transform manufacturing supply chains, to what extent do current IP laws protect the interests of creators?

Eight steps to secure trade secrets

February 2016 – Find out how to secure company trade secrets from both external threats and potential thieves already inside the company.