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The geography of innovation: local hotspots, global networks

WIPO’s Chief economist, Carsten Fink discusses some of the key findings of the 2019 World Intellectual Property report on The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks.

The Artificial Inventor Project

Is an inventor always human? In a world in which artificial intelligence is playing an ever-expanding role, including in the processes of innovation and creativity, Professor Ryan Abbott considers some of the challenges that AI is posing for the IP system.

(Photo: Courtesy of The Next Einstein Forum)

Recalibrating Innovation: science at the center of Africa’s development

Have you ever wondered where the next Einstein will come from? Africa perhaps?

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Protecting indigenous knowledge: a personal view on international negotiations at WIPO

A personal account of the pioneering journey so far of WIPO’s intergovernmental committee on intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.

Tackling bad faith registration of domain names in a fast-changing landscape

What does the future hold for the Uniform Domain Names Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), a highly successful mechanism for building consumer and business confidence in online commercial transactions?


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.