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What lies beneath: the unsung story of biopharmaceutical innovation

Corey Salsberg, Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs at Novartis, explains that there is much more to pharmaceutical innovation than meets the eye.

Forging the future the Fraunhofer way

Find out what drives innovation and the role the IP plays within Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest applied research organization.

Patents for Humanity: improving lives across the globe

A closer look at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patents for Humanity awards program. How it works and what it does.

The battle to own the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool

The race to develop commercial applications for the CRIPSR-Cas9 gene-editing tool promises to revolutionize medicine and agricultural research. But who controls this ground-breaking technology?

Smart solutions to global challenges: the quest of a Turkish inventor

Dr. Özge Akbulut is a materials scientist and a woman determined to use her talents to make a positive impact on some of the world’s major challenges one invention at a time. She talks to WIPO Magazine about her work and the challenges of innovation in an emerging economy.


Digital pioneer, Jaron Lanier, on the dangers of “free” online culture

April 2016 -Jaron Lanier is a Silicon Valley insider, a virtual reality pioneer and one of the most celebrated technology writers in the world. But he is increasingly concerned about today’s online universe. He explains why and what it will take to turn things around.

Remix Culture and Amateur Creativity: A Copyright Dilemma

June 2015 - Many commentators today are talking about the “age of the remix”, a practice enabled by widespread access to sophisticated computer technology whereby existing works are rearranged, combined or remixed to create a new work. They make it sound as if remixing were a novel phenomenon, but a brief glance at human history reveals that it is in fact nothing new.

Video Games and IP: A Global Perspective

April 2014 - Since the launch of the first mainstream game console by Nintendo in 1985, video games have become a global industry worth an estimated US$65 billion. It is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry and an important driver of economic growth.