How many patents were filed worldwide in 2014? What country received most patent applications? Who are the world’s top innovators? Key facts and figures on global patent activity in 2014 from WIPO’s 2015 World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI).
A video of Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), speaking at Melbourne Law School. This lecture explored the major economic, social, and political developments affecting intellectual property. It also examined how innovation and intellectual property are increasingly central to economic strategy and competitive advantage, and showed how the knowledge economy is causing an adjustment to the way in which we think of the role of intellectual property.