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Computer tech tops list of worldwide patent applications

IDG News Service – Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster.

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UN notes innovation despite economic crisis

New York, Dec 21: Intellectual property filings worldwide increased significantly in 2010, pointing to continuing innovation driven mainly by the United States and China despite the global economic crisis, according to a report released on Tuesday in Geneva by the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization .

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SAG, AFTRA, MPAA Help Revive a Treaty for Actors’ Rights

Hello, my name is Javier Bardem, and I’m here as an actor.” The Academy Award winner introduced himself thusly last week to the diplomatic community at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. (12 mins ago)

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James Love: White House to Decide if Treaty for the Blind Moves Forward

Beginning June 15, the World Intellectual Property Organization begins nine days of negotiations on possible copyright treaties. The first days will be spent on a proposed treaty on exceptions to copyright for persons who are blind or have other disabilities. (6 hours ago)

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