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WIPO/PUB/274/2019

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Regulations under the PCT (as in force from July 1, 2019)

The Patent Cooperation Treaty makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an "international" patent application. Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or a resident of a Contracting State.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/GII/2019/KEYFINDINGS

Global Innovation Index 2019 - KEY FINDINGS

Creating Healthy Lives—The Future of Medical Innovation

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/58

Tied In: The Global Network of Local Innovation

Economic Research Working Paper No. 58

In this paper we exploit a unique and rich dataset of patent applications and scientific publications in order to answer several questions concerned with two current phenomena on the way knowledge is produced and shared worldwide: its geographical spread at the international level and its spatial concentration in few worldwide geographical hotspots. We find that the production of patents and scientific publications has spread geographically to several countries, and has not kept within the traditional knowledge producing economies (Western Europe, Japan and the U.S.). We observe that part of this partial geographical spread of knowledge activities is due to the setting up of Global Innovation Networks, first toward more traditional innovative countries, and then towards emerging economies too. Yet, despite the increasing worldwide spread of knowledge production, we do not see the same spreading process within countries, and even we see some increased concentration in some of them. This may have, of course, important distributional consequences within countries. Moreover, these selected areas also concentrate a large and increasing connectivity, within their own country to other hotspots, and across countries through Global Innovation Networks.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/498.1

Looking Good: An Introduction to Industrial Designs for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

This is the second in a series of guides on "Intellectual Property for Business". It focuses on industrial designs, a key factor in determining the success of products in the market.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/1055

WIPO Technology Trends 2019 – Artificial Intelligence

This report is the first in a new series from WIPO tracking the development of technologies through the analysis of data on innovation activities. It reveals trends in patenting of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, the top players in AI from industry and academia, and the geographical distribution of AI-related patent protection and scientific publications. Its findings are accompanied throughout by commentary and industry perspectives from more than 20 of the world's leading experts in AI, making it of particular interest to business leaders, researchers and policymakers.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/269/2019

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Common Regulations (as in force on January 1, 2019)

The system of international registration of industrial designs is governed by this Agreement. The objectives of the system are two-fold. Firstly, it offers the possibility of obtaining protection for industrial designs in a number of States through a single deposit made with the International Bureau of WIPO. Secondly, by having a single registration with effect in several countries, the subsequent management of the protection obtained is also made much easier.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/943/2018

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2018

An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/47

Innovation in the Polish health sector: A quality assessment

Economic Research Working Paper No. 47

This working paper aims to present the specifics of innovation in the Polish health industry through the prism of the experiences and opinions of a representative group of 42 companies from both the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors. Through analysis of in-depth interviews, it aims to illuminate the legal, economic and social mechanisms and phenomena that determine innovation in this sector. The survey examines which areas of the Polish health sector are most innovative, the understanding of innovation that prevails in the sector, and the characteristics of R&D activities carried out there. Subsequently, the study explores the general impact of intellectual property, and particularly of patent law on innovation, in the Polish health sector. Finally, it surveys the other economic and legal instruments currently stimulating innovation and how legal regulations and governmental policy could be modified to create an optimal pro-innovation environment. The conclusions include short legal and factual background of innovation in the Polish health sector, the summarized results of the conducted analysis and final comments concerning the level and culture of innovation within the examined industry.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/940/2019

Madrid Yearly Review 2019

International Registrations of Marks

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of marks.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/ACADEMY/REVIEW/2018

Sharing Knowledge, Building Capacity – The WIPO Academy Year in Review 2018

This report presents the Academy's achievements in 2018 and highlights the latest developments across programs, including new partnerships and course offerings.

Publication year: 2019