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Invitation: April 7, 2022 – Launch of the World Intellectual Property Report 2022

March 23, 2022

On April 7, 2022, WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR) 2022 will be released. The report looks into why and how critical technologies develop over time and analyzes how events – such as wars or pandemics – affect the evolution of innovation.

The direction of innovation

The WIPR explores how key decisions on certain technologies are made through three historical and evolving case studies, from vaccine development during World War II to the rise and prevalence of digital technologies of today. It highlights how policymakers, businesses, universities, and international and local communities play important roles in driving technological change for decades to come.

Based on these case studies, the report provides policy insights for the future of innovation, including the need to address grand challenges of climate change and health.

Launch event

A launch event for the WIPR 2022 will take place at the WIPO Headquarters and online on April 7, 2022 from 1.00pm to 3.00pm (CET).

The event will include a presentation of key findings of the report, followed by a panel discussion on “Are we at a crossroads of major changes in the direction of innovation?”. WIPO Assistant Director-General of the Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation Ecosystem Sector, Marco Aleman, will open the event.

Download the program

The event will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

How to participate

The World Intellectual Property Report 2022 launch event will be held in a hybrid format, with the possibility of attending the event virtually or in person at the Headquarters of WIPO in Geneva.  It is open to any interested party, upon registration.

Deadline for registration: April 7, 2022

Register online

About the World Intellectual Property Report

WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report, published every two years, offers fresh insights into the role of innovation in market economies and, in doing so, fosters evidence-based policy-making. Each edition focuses on specific trends in an area of intellectual property.