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Latest Information on Global Intellectual Property Applications

The latest Information from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows that 2.7 million patents were filed in 2014 which represents a growth of 4.5% on 2013. Trade mark filings increased by 6% over the same time period. ¬†Global patent… Continue Reading →

Why Are Women Under-represented as Patent Owners?

It has been reported that women inventors are severely under-represented verses their male counterparts as patents owners. Less than 8% of women are listed as sole inventors on US patents. Reasons for the large gender gap have been suggested as:… Continue Reading →

Latest PCT Patent Facts and Figures

Applicants trying to protect an invention in more than one country file a national or regional patent application with their national or regional patent office. Within 12 months of the filing date of the application, they file an international application… Continue Reading →

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