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.


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

USPTO becomes a partner in international green-technology platform, WIPO GREEN

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) became a technology partner to the global green-technology platform of the World....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

Moderna Sues Pfizer and BioNTech Over Covid Vaccine Technology

Moderna has sued Pfizer and BioNTech for patent infringement, claiming that its rivals’ Covid-19 shot copied technology that Moderna had....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

Villgro Africa: helping health startups take their ideas to market

WIPO Magazine has recently published an article on Innovation Council member, Villgro Africa, and how they are helping health startups take....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

Spotlight on: Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) in Europe

Supplementary protection certificates aim to offset the loss of patent protection for pharmaceutical and plant protection products that occurs....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

IP Protection for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is rapidly evolving to provide accurate information and solutions to problems. AI solutions can be extremely useful in....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

IC Member Afya Rekod to Simplify Access to Medical Records Through Strategic Collaboration  

GE Healthcare and Kenya-based start-up and IC member, Afya Rekod, have announced a strategic collaboration that seeks to transform care delivery....

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Global Health – New EU Strategy 

A new EU Global Health Strategy (GHS) to be developed this year has been developed to ensure that the EU remains an effective and progressive....

Posted in: Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals

WTO Updates Joint Indicative List of Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Inputs

The WTO Secretariat has updated the joint indicative list compiling information on critical inputs for the manufacturing, distributing and....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

Online Seminar on the Intellectual Property Gender Gap in the European Region

Inclusive innovation ecosystems are a priority for Innovation Council. It is for this reason that we have collaborated with WIPO and Invent....

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