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Global Innovation Index 2021: Innovation Investments Resilient Amid COVID-19

Governments and enterprises in many parts of the world scaled up investments in innovation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Innovation Index 2021 revealed. Switzerland, Sweden, U.S., and U.K. and the Republic of Korea lead the ranking.

World Intellectual Property Report 2019

Relying on millions of patent and scientific publication records, this edition documents how the geography of innovation has evolved over the past few decades.

Technology Trends – Assistive Devices

Patent filings related to emerging assistive technologies have grown at double-digit annual rates and are increasingly integrated with consumer goods for the wider public, WIPO’s Technology Trends report found.

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World Intellectual Property Indicators

Worldwide intellectual property filing activity filing activity rebounded in 2020 illustrating the resilience of human innovation amid the global pandemic, WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI) showed.

WIPO for Creators Welcomes First Member State and Corporate Sponsors

WIPO for Creators has welcomed its first Member State and corporate sponsors: The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UKIPO) and Universal Music Group.

Marrakesh Treaty: Bringing Books to Blind People

WIPO's newest treaty helps hundreds of millions of people living with visual impairments around the world.

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  • Traditional knowledge and IP PDF, Press brief:  TK and IP

International Patent Filings Via WIPO Grew in 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

International patent applications via WIPO continued to grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s vast human and economic toll, with leading users China and the U.S. each marking yearly growth in filings.

PCT Inventors

Which famous musicians are also listed as inventors on international patent applications filed via WIPO?

Advancements in Addressing Climate Change

The WIPO GREEN online marketplace has now surpassed 3,000 climate-friendly technologies entries in a milestone for the effort to connect seekers and owners of green technologies.

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