World Intellectual Property Report

The World Intellectual Property Report, published every two years, offers fresh insights into the role of innovation in market economies and, in doing so, fosters evidence-based policy-making.

Each edition focuses on specific trends in an area of intellectual property (IP).

video of the WIPR 2022 that focuses on the direction of innovation to address issues like climate change

The WIPR 2022 Launch Event

Geneva, April 7, 2022

The event included a presentation of key findings of the report, followed by a panel discussion on “Are we at a crossroads of major changes in the direction of innovation?

Videos are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

Watch the launch event

Current edition: The Direction of Innovation

The 2022 edition of the World Intellectual Property Report focuses on the direction of innovation and demonstrates how crises such as pandemics and wars have influenced the evolution of innovation.

Download the report

Previous editions

2019 – The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks

Relying on millions of patent and scientific publication records, the World Intellectual Property Report 2019 documents how the geography of innovation has evolved over the past few decades.

2017 – Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains

The WIPR 2017 examined the crucial role of intangibles such as technology, design and branding in international manufacturing.

2015 – Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth

This year’s report explored the role of IP at the nexus of innovation and economic growth, focusing on the impact of breakthrough innovations.