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Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2017 - Executive Summary
The International Patent System
This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2017.
Publication year: 2017
Patents and Technology
This short catalogue of publications on patents and technology will help you choose from among the wealth of free materials available from WIPO. Our publications range from key international treaties to research and policy studies, practical guides for inventors, scientists and business people, and explanatory briefs for the general public.
Make the most of your IP – worldwide
WIPO services and databases
A brief overview of the benefits of WIPO's global intellectual property services and databases
Introducing WIPO's Global Databases
The World Intellectual Property Organization is the global forum for intellectual property. We provide access to the world's IP information. Through our website, you can search millions of patents, brands and designs and find out about IP laws all around the world.
Identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity
Economic Research Working Paper No. 34
This paper presents an empirical approach to identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity on the basis of patent filings. Patent data offer rich information on the locality of innovative activity. Many researchers have already made use of these data to study individual clusters or selected clusters within a particular region. Our approach goes beyond existing work by identifying and ranking innovation clusters on an internationally comparable basis.
Year in Review 2016
A year of solid growth for WIPO GREEN as it pushes forward in its quest to become the go-to platform for green technologies.
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Regulations under the PCT (as in force from July 1, 2017)
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.
World Intellectual Property Indicators - 2017
An authoritative annual survey of IP activity around the globe. As well as filing, registration and maintenance of patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms and plant variety protection, the 2017 edition also covers geographical indications for the first time, making it even more comprehensive. A special section on the operational performance of patent offices takes an in-depth look at application processing times, examination capacity and examination outcomes.
The free global search engine for technology information
This brochure outlines the database options for searching patent documents
Ideas production and international knowledge spillovers: digging deeper into emerging countries
Economic Research Working Paper No. 35
Research and development (R&D) activities of emerging countries (EMEs) have increased considerably in recent years. How important are knowledge transfers from developed countries and other emerging countries? This wide-ranging but rigorous macro-level study of 31 EMEs provides some much-needed evidence.