WIPO releases “WIPO Magazine”-Issue April 2017

Veröffentlicht am: 5. May, 2017

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its newest Issue of the “WIPO Magazine”. In the second Publication in 2017 the main focus lays on “Patents for Humanity”, the World Intellectual Property Day (#WorldIPday) and portraits the work of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest applied research organization. Read more in our article.


Every day, ordinary people are producing extraordinary new things to change the world for the better.

Their innovations take myriad forms, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. From new medicines and materials to improved crop varieties and communications, innovation is making our lives healthier, safer and more comfortable. Innovation is a human force that knows no limits. It turns problems into progress. It pushes the boundaries of possibility, creating unprecedented new capabilities.

This special issue of the WIPO Magazine offers a range of perspectives on the enabling role that intellectual property plays in supporting innovation in a variety of settings across the economy and in different parts of the world.


WIPO Magazine April 2017 – Table of Contents


  • What lies beneath: the unsung story of biopharmaceutical innovation
  • Forging the future the Fraunhofer way
  • Patents for Humanity: improving lives across the globe
  • Patent information enables rainwater harvesting in Zambia
  • In the courts: The battle to own the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool
  • Smart solutions to global challenges: the quest of a Turkish inventor
  • Catalyzing applied research in Peru
  • Digitizing Singapore’s chemical ecosystem: an industrial Internet of things


About the WIPO Magazine


WIPO Magazine is published bimonthly and distributed free of charge by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland. It is intended to help broaden public understanding of intellectual property and of WIPO’s work, and is not an official document of WIPO.

The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WIPO concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. This publication is not intended to reflect the views of the Member States or the WIPO Secretariat.

The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by WIPO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.



Original PDF of the WIPO Magazine April 2017

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