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).

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Current edition: The Geography of Innovation – Local Hotspots, Global Networks

Where exactly is innovation taking place? 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.

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Previous editions

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.

2013 – Brand: Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace

This edition explored the role that brands play in today’s global marketplace.