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GII 2022: Switzerland, the U.S., and Sweden Lead

Switzerland, the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the world’s most-innovative economies, according to WIPO’s 2022 Global Innovation Index (GII).

World Intellectual Property Report 2022

As the world looks to rebuild from the pandemic, innovation has a crucial role to play in opening up new growth possibilities and creating much needed solutions to the common challenges we face. Decisions on innovation may be complex, but, as this report highlights, it is vital that they are understood.

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 reached record highs in 2021, WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI) showed.

WIPO for Creators: Promoting Rights Awareness

WIPO for Creators aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge of creators’ rights and related management practices, ensuring recognition and fair reward for all creators regardless of their geographical, cultural or economic conditions.

Marrakesh Treaty: Bringing Books to Blind People

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

International Patent Applications Continue Upward Trend

Demand for patent protection via WIPO continued to grow in 2022, led by innovators in China, the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Germany.

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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