Case Studies on Intellectual Property (IP Advantage)

The case studies in the IP Advantage database offer insights into how IP works in the real world, and how its successful exploitation can contribute to development.


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Smart Agriculture - Using Location to Protect Food Sources

Chipsafer transmits real-time information on the location and well-being of individual animals, thus providing farmers in Uruguay with early warning signs in case their livestock fall ill.

(Photo: Flickr/Rebecca Siegal)

Defining a Name's Origin: The Case of Feta

Feta cheese has spread from Greece to nearly every major market in the world and its registration as a geographical indication in the EU highlights its internationally recognizable name.

(Photo: Flickr/Theerawat Sangprakarn)

Technology, Licensing, and Trees

Responding to new regulations that could significantly threaten timber exports, researchers at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia invented and commercialized a new high temperature drying technology.

(Photo: Tiatros Inc.)

Moving Healthcare to the Cloud

Tiatros Inc., a leader in the digital health sphere in the USA, connects those in the industry with vital information through the use of a “health cloud” and other information technology products.

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IP Successes in the ASEAN Region

A collection of case studies highlighting how IP has been  used to foster economic, social, and cultural development in Southeast Asian nations. PDF, Booklet: IP Successes in the ASEAN Region