Resources and Recent Developments

Innovation Council posts reports, videos, and other resources about the innovation process and the policies that best support it. We flag recent developments, including policy proposals and actions, that affect innovation ecosystems. We also post inventors’ stories along with other developments, across sectors, from the real economy. You can search our online collection of resources using the search function or by selecting topics in the tags at the bottom of this page. We welcome your suggestions as to additional resources, recent developments, and events to post.

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Compilation of WIPO Case Studies on IP Management by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The WIPO Secretariat has compiled a selection of case studies and success stories obtained from various areas of WIPO, that showcase the use of IP rights by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). They provide a comprehensive overview on how IP is used by entrepreneurs, inventors and creators,....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies
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Making Biologics: Strategies and Policies for Enhancing Capacity

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the cost of underinvesting in resilient systems for the development, production, and distribution of health technologies is too high. This paper introduces biologics, describes opportunities in the sector, and provides insights about the....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP
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Recent Developments

Panel Discussion on Antimicrobial Resistance & One Health for AMR Awareness Week

The World Health Organization reports that antimicrobial resistance records more deaths annually than road accidents and cancers....

Posted in: Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals

11th Asia Regulatory Conference

The 11th Asia Regulatory Conference was recently held from 17-21 October 2022 by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

Global Innovation Index 2022 – What is the future of innovation- driven growth?

WIPO has released the 2022 Global Innovation Index with Switzerland once again placing first, for a 12th year in a row. The United States has....

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Building Greater Resilience in Vaccine Manufacturing – McKinsey & Company

Preparing for the next pandemic is a priority for many national public-health leaders and requires them to lay the groundwork to mount an....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

Where are U.S. women patentees? Assessing three decades of growth

The United States Patent and Trademark Office today released a new report, titled “Where are U.S. women patentees? Assessing three decades of....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

Seminar hosted by the Geneva Network about Availability of COVID Solutions

On 5 October 2022, the Geneva Network organized a panel about the possible future implications of expanding the scope of the TRIPS waiver, in....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

Geneva Network Analysis of the TRIPS Waiver

In the coming months WTO Members will continue to discuss whether to modify the TRIPS waiver that was agreed in June 2022 to include COVID....

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Executive Order For Advancing Biotechnology And Biomanufacturing Innovation Signed By President Biden

On September 12, 2022, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable,....

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Why the United States urgently needs patent subject-matter eligibility reform

The law is in a state of disarray that has led to inconsistent case decisions, deep uncertainty in the innovative, investment and legal....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems