Category Archives: WIPO

Strong Growth in Patent Applications Worldwide

Applications for patents and other forms of IP rebounded strongly in 2010, so says a new report from WIPO. Inventors and companies filed 1.98 million patent applications worldwide in 2010, a new record. China and the U.S. accounted for about … Continue reading

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Statistical Country Profiles from WIPO

Statistical country profiles for more than one hundred countries are now available on the WIPO website. Each profile provides information on patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs from 1995 to the present. Patent applications by the top fields of … Continue reading

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Patentscope 1.0 Retires on Oct. 13

WIPO will phase out its PatentScope “Classic” search system on Oct. 13, 2011. All searches will be directed to the new PatentScope, which was introduced in 2009. WIPO launched the original PatentScope in 2003.

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PatentScope Adds EPO Collection

The EPO patent document backfile, which includes bibliographic data from 1978¬†through mid-2010 and full-text data from 1996 through mid-2010, is now available in PatentScope. With this addition, the WIPO’s patent search system has 7.7 million patent documents from 21 regional … Continue reading

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PatentScope Adds Patents of Brazil

PatentScope now includes the national patent collection of Brazil. Data coverage begins in 1972 for bibliographic data and 1989 for abstracts. The total number of records is about 147,000.

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New Database of IP Case Studies

The WIPO has launched a new database that contains profiles of intellectual property case studies from around the world. The collection of 100+ cases cover patents, trade marks and copyright and could be an excellent source of material for presentations … Continue reading

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10th World IP Day and New Logo for WIPO

Today is the 10th anniversary of World Intellectual Property Day and the 40th anniversary of the WIPO. In celebration, WIPO has adopted a new logo. It’s the first time the logo has been changed since the organization was established in … Continue reading

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Trademarks Go Green

World Intellectual Property Day is April 26, just over a month away. This year’s theme is green innovation. The environment and climate change have become major political and public opinion issues in the over last few years. Companies and advertisers … Continue reading

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Patent Filings Slow Amid Economic Slowdown

The worldwide economic crisis appears to be having an impact on international patent filings. This week the WIPO announced that the number of international patent application filings in 2008 increased by 2.4 percent, a big drop from the 9.3 percent … Continue reading

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Promoting IP Awareness – Database of Materials

The WIPO has a new database called IP Outreach in Practice which contains “basic information and links to practical examples of interesting IP outreach initiatives.” It’s quite an interesting collection and a great place to look for inspiration and ideas. … Continue reading

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