WIPO Patent Report - Statistics on Worldwide Patent Activities (2007)
This report provides a wide range of indicators covering patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms and plant varieties protection. It draws on data from national and regional IP offices, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Bank and UNESCO.
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Page 54 - A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.
Page 54 - Industrial property. This includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source. A. patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides either a new way of doing something or a new technical solution to a problem.
Page 55 - Convention in 1967 with a mandate from its member States to promote the protection of IP throughout the world through cooperation among States and in collaboration with other international organizations.
Page 9 - The use of the patent system internationally has increased markedly in recent years. This can be seen...
Page v - State or region. In the case of regional offices such as the European Patent Office, a resident is an applicant from any of the member States of the regional patent convention.
Page 25 - In the international phase, the application is searched and published and, optionally, an international preliminary examination is conducted. In the national (or regional) phase, the applicant requests national processing of the PCT international application, pays additional fees and initiates the national search, examination and granting procedure.