WIPO Magazine, October 2008
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|September 25 2008|
The bimonthly WIPO Magazine (available in English, French and Spanish) aims to inform readers about WIPO-led activities, and to show intellectual property, creativity and innovation at work across the world.
What is WIPO?
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.
WIPO was established by the WIPO 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. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.
* Intellectual Property Financing – An introduction
PDF format, 820KB, 32Pages.
Climate Change: China Innovating in the Clean Coal Technology Market
While coal is the number one source of energy for a great number of countries, it is highly polluting and generally vilified as a dirty form of power. Many efforts to clean up coal feature innovations in air pollution control and energy waste reduction. In this article Sarah Jessup, PhD, Director of the China Program at the Creative and Innovative Economy Center (CIEC), George Washington University Law School, focuses attention on China’s initiatives to develop clean coal and alternative energy technologies. Ms. Jessup lived for 18 months in coal-intensive Shanxi province conducting field research on the Chinese economic reform process and its impact on political, economic and cultural institutions.
China is regarded as one of the world’s leading emitters of greenhouse gas (GHG). It is reported that some 70 percent of China’s energy comes from coal, the greatest part of which is burned in outdated power plants that are primary contributors to GHG.
Coal is still used in most home stoves for cooking and heating as well as by big power companies for generating electricity, using processes that produce high levels of wasted heat. About 86 percent of coal is burned with limited pollution controlling measures; flues are poorly maintained on the few homes that have them. ...
New at WIPO
* WIPO's new Director General outlines challenges and priorities. Text of Mr. Francis Gurry's acceptance speech to the WIPO Assemblies on September 22, 2008
* Francis Gurry is appointed Director General of WIPO. Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization unanimously appointed Francis Gurry as the Organization's new Director General.
* WIPO General Assembly opens.At the opening session on September 22, Member States paid tribute to outgoing Director General, Dr. Kamil Idris, for his 25-year long career at WIPO.
* 2008 World Patent Report Confirms Increasing Internationalization of Innovative Activity.Increased patent filings in North East Asian countries (mainly China and the Republic of Korea) and in the US drove growth in worldwide filing of patent applications, which topped 1.76 million in 2006, representing a 4.9% increase over 2005, according to the 2008 edition of the WIPO World Patent Report.
* WIPO Committee agrees on future work on patents.Member states of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), meeting from June 23 to 26, began a comprehensive review of issues relating to the international patent system.
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