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  • Reflections on IP: An interview with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry
    by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Francis Gurry reflects on his experience over the past 12 years at the helm of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and discusses some of the major challenges that lie ahead for the international intellectual property (IP) community.

  • Global Innovation Index 2020: Who Will Finance Innovation?
    by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Amid the economic turmoil triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the GIobal Innovation Index explores the question of who will finance innovation? Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, Senior Economist at WIPO and co-editor of the report, discusses some of its key findings.

  • Meet WIPO’s first IP Youth Ambassador: Santiago Mena López
    by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:58 am

    Meet WIPO’s first Intellectual Property (IP) Youth Ambassador, award-winning writer, Santiago Mena López. The young author talks about his novel and shares his views about the importance of IP to creators and the need to raise IP awareness among young people.

  • The invention of rechargeable batteries: An interview with Dr. Akira Yoshino, 2019 Nobel laureate
    by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:57 am

    In 2019, Dr. Akira Yoshino was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in inventing the world’s first lithium-ion battery. Dr. Yoshino talks about the challenges he overcame in developing lithium-ion batteries and the role that strategic use of patent rights has played in the commercialization of these power packs.

  • Enda: Kenya’s first home-grown running shoe
    by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:56 am

    Kenyan entrepreneur Navalayo Osembo-Ombati gave up a job at the United Nations in New York to set up a business making running shoes in Kenya, fulfilling her dream of building on Kenya’s rich sporting heritage while creating livelihood opportunities for local communities.

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