Posts in WIPO


WHO’s C-TAP Initiative Pushes for Non-Exclusive Global Licensing Amid Pharma Industry Concerns

On Friday, May 29, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially launched the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), an initiative which is intended to improve access to treatments, vaccines …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Celebrating World IP Day in a New World

It’s World IP Day! This year, the day will not be celebrated in the traditional fashion; there will be none of the usual panels, receptions, gatherings …
By IPWatchdog
2 years ago 0

UPDATED: Global IP Offices Respond to COVID-19

We live in interesting times. No corner of professional or personal life seems untouched in at least some way by the latest coronavirus (named SARS-CoV-2) and the …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

United States Welcomes Tang’s Nomination as WIPO Director General

U.S. Government officials have congratulated Daren Tang on his nomination as WIPO Director General. As reported by IPWatchdog yesterday, Tang was nominated to the post by …
By IPWatchdog
2 years ago 0

Singapore’s Daren Tang to Succeed Gurry as Next WIPO Director General

Daren Tang has been elected to be the next WIPO Director General, succeeding Francis Gurry. Tang is currently the Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of …
By IPWatchdog
2 years ago 1

WIPO Publishes Submissions on AI and IP Policy

Twenty-two member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), more than 100 organizations, and over 100 individuals have submitted comments and suggestions in response to WIPO’s Draft …
By James Nurton
2 years ago 1

WIPO and U.S. Copyright Office Team Up to Talk Copyright in the Age of AI

Earlier this month, the U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held a joint event titled, “Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (…
By Michelle Sara King
2 years ago 3

WIPO Elections: Marco Alemán on Meeting New Challenges, Building Trust and Leveraging Experience

Dr. Marco Alemán  is one of 10 candidates to succeed Francis Gurry as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The WIPO Coordination Committee will …
By Marco Alemán
2 years ago 1

‘IP That Works for All’: My Vision for the World Intellectual Property Organization

In the increasingly global environment, our creators, inventors and innovators have continued to lean on the shoulders of the of intellectual property (IP) system as the core …
By Adebambo Adewopo
2 years ago 1

WIPO Prepares to Elect New Director General

There are 10 candidates declared to succeed Francis Gurry as WIPO Director General, when he retires in September this year after serving two six-year terms. One of them …
By James Nurton
2 years ago 0

A Global Look at Post Grant Patent Maintenance Fees

A patent maintenance fee is an official fee that is payable at prescribed intervals to a national patent office over the lifecycle of a patent application or …

EPO and UKIPO Refuse AI-Invented Patent Applications

The European Patent Office has refused two European patent applications that designated an artificial intelligence called DABUS as the inventor, following a non-public hearing on November 25, 2019. The …
By James Nurton
2 years ago 46

AUTM Foundation, Apio Innovation Transfer, Local Practitioners Hold First-Ever U.S.-India IPR Education Initiative

In 2019, the first-ever United States-India collaboration on intellectual property rights (IPR) education was launched. Program participants included entrepreneurs, students, and academic faculty. The initiative brought together multiple …
By Kristin Rencher
2 years ago 1

WIPO Report—Innovation Is Increasingly Collaborative and International

Innovative activity is more collaborative and transnational, but also focused on a few large clusters in a few countries. These are among the findings in the latest …
By James Nurton
2 years ago 12

WIPO Report Validates Fears About U.S. Patent Decline

Each year the World Intellectual Property Organization releases a report titled World Intellectual Property Indicators. The latest edition of the report, the 2019 version, is a look back …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 31