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Innovation and patent quality

This week for the “Patents world” section we present a very interesting video developed by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) for the 2011 Science, Technology  and Industry Scoreboard, to understand how innovation is evolving around the world.

One way to measure technological innovation is by tracking the number of patents, and the video shows the way OECD used to measure patent quality: it compares patents recounted by the EPO over the past decade with those of the 1990-2000 period.

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2019-04-19T06:20:30+02:00Categories: Patents world|Tags: , , |

Fundamental features of PCT process

This week, for the “Patents world” section we propose you a very interesting video, developed by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), which can be very helpful to better understand or simply have an approach to the PCT process.

First of all, before to watch the video, let’s remind that PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) is not a procedure for granting patents and does not replace national granting proceedings, but is a unified procedure for filing patent applications before its granting, which replace a big part of the process country by country, lowering costs and extending deadlines.

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2019-04-19T06:20:32+02:00Categories: Patents world|Tags: , , , |