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- The IP behind the AI boom
Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to transform our lives. But what exactly is AI, and what are the techniques and applications driving innovation in this area? James Nurton looks at insights provided by the flagship WIPO Technology Trends series which focuses on innovation trends in AI.
- Elaphe: driving the development of electric vehicles
Gorazd Gotovac, Chief Technology Officer of Elaphe Propulsion Technologies, a Slovenian company based in Lubljana, talks about the company’s pioneering in-wheel motor technology and the role that innovation and intellectual property plays in its business strategy.
- Worldwide activities on licensing issues relation to standard essential patents
Thanks to technical standards, modern-day electronic devices are interoperable. Find out how different government agencies around the world are approaching issues surrounding the licensing of patents covering portions of these standards (i.e. standard essential patents (SEPs).
- Eurasian Patent Office set to extend its operations
- Protecting rainforest-derived technology equitably
The Emberá use the juice of the fruit of the jagua to paint their bodies for ritual and other purposes. The company, Ecoflora Cares specializes in natural color technology and has created a blue powder from the same juice for use in coloring food and other products. It is committed to ensuring the Emberá share in benefits derived from its commercialization.
- An expanding role for IP offices in alternative dispute resolution
- UPOV: supporting food security with plant variety protection
The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) helps encourage the development of the new varieties of plants required for food security and agricultural sustainability. Its new online tool, UPOV PRISMA makes plant variety protection much easier.
- Creative industries in the platform economy
The digital revolution has dramatically changed the creative landscape, generating opportunities for some and challenges for others. And in the face of falling revenues, rampant online piracy and fake news, the dominance of tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix and Spotify is the source of growing concern. Sangeet Choudary is a leading expert on the so-called platform economy and has written extensively on the impact of platforms on businesses, the economy and society. Mr. Choudary recently shared his views with WIPO Magazine on what the rise of the platform economy means for the creative sector.
- WIPO hosts first IP Judges Forum
In November 2018, WIPO welcomed 120 judges from 64 countries to the inaugural session of the Intellectual Property Judges Forum at its headquarters in Geneva. The event took place in the context of the Organization’s new orientation toward promoting the exchange of experiences and information among judges who handle intellectual property (IP) disputes, especially those related to the evolving business realities of the digital economy. Judges with many years of experience, as well as those with more recent exposure to adjudicating IP disputes, took part in the Forum.
- The role of patents in the history of aviation
This article is derived from the World Intellectual Property Report 2015 – Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth The history of how a heavier-than-air machine took flight is replete with tales of fearless inventors, daredevils and dream chasers. It is also full of stories of meticulous and repetitive experimentation, advanced calculus and reliance on hard science. Government, too, played a decisive role in the airplane’s development, in particular during the two World Wars.
- Perspectives on access to medicines and IP rights
On average, people around the world are living significantly longer than their grandparents. In part, this is thanks to innovation in vaccines and to medicines reaching increasing numbers of patients. But as people live longer and new medical breakthroughs create even greater opportunities for new...
- Africa’s innovators are open for business
“Africa is on the move,” US President Barack Obama told the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya this summer. A new generation of tech-savvy entrepreneurs with a “can do” attitude is injecting dynamism into Africa’s start-up scene, which is skyrocketing. The continent is abuzz with innovation...
- Valuing Africa’s creativity: an interview with Kenyan TV entrepreneur Dorothy Ghettuba
Spielworks Media is one of a number of television and digital media companies that are springing up and thriving in Kenya’s vibrant media sector. Its founder and CEO, Dorothy Ghettuba explains why copyright is so critical to the long-term viability of her business....
- Perspectives on design
- Remix culture and amateur creativity: a copyright dilemma
Is remixing – the practice of rearranging and combining existing works to create a new one – really anything new? Are remixes legal under copyright law? Is the time ripe to re-think the legal status of remixes?...
- Global Innovation Index 2015: Effective Innovation Policies for Development
Mature economies have long recognized the far-reaching benefits associated with investing in and strengthening their capacity to innovate. This year’s Global Innovation Index, which offers a snapshot of the state of innovation around the world, shows that many middle and lower-income economies are...
- Five tips for managing your patent assets
Patent protection is one of the most important ways companies can safeguard their assets. Patents provide an unequaled head start in the marketplace. With patent protection, your business can work out all the growing pains associated with your new technology, perfecting it and its distribution,...
- Reggae: Jamaica’s gift to the world
International Reggae Day, which takes place every year on July 1, is a worldwide celebration of Jamaica’s gift to the world, Reggae music. The event marries the power of music, media and technology and is a global invitation to celebrate Jamaica’s creativity and to showcase the many dimensions of...
- Managing rights in digitized indigenous music
It was beneath the old acacia tree where the community elders meet that Ole Kaunga and Ole Tingoi turned to me back in 2006 with an idea that could help the Maasai people of East Africa open up a modern-day revenue stream. “Let’s build a library of our music and sell it online,” Ole Kaunga said. “Li...
- Digitizing Singapore’s chemical ecosystem: an industrial Internet of things
*This is an adapted version of an article published as part of a special report on Singapore’s chemical industry. The full report is available at: www.gbreports.com Singapore is on an Internet of things (IoT) crusade. The resource-scarce nation is seeking to leverage its formative strength –...