Welcome to another edition of Patent News Sources, where we identify and highlight some of our favorite go-to spots for the latest, greatest, and most intriguing patent-related happenings.
Last time, we talked about the superb offering from the European Patent Office (EPO), the Patent Information News. This time, we’ll visit another flagship publication from a major patent entity: the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Magazine. (WIPO, of course, also providing the excellent intellectual property information gateway WIPO Gold).
What is the WIPO Magazine and why should you be delving into its digital pages: read on to find out!
WIPO Magazine is a bimonthly online magazine that delivers content about WIPO-related news, as well as highlighting worldwide patent and intellectual property use, initiatives, and dispatches.
Compared to the EPO Patent Information News, WIPO Magazine is more general in nature. Instead of leaning towards patinformatics news and notes, WIPO Magazine often contextualizes worldwide intellectual property issues with stories of their impact. Articles from 2011 include:
- 6th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting & Piracy
- Vaccine delivery breakthrough
- Rice and IP – A Recipe for Revitalization
- IP Infringement Online: the dark side of digital
- Protecting India’s Traditional Knowledge
- Medicines Patent Pool: Facilitating Access to HIV Treatment
These articles provide great background info for patent professionals. The articles in WIPO Magazine can provide an authoritative look at crucial and possibly under-the-radar issues such as Indian Traditional Knowledge (an issue we tackled extensively in a previous blog post). The writing and sourcing in WIPO Magazine is top notch and to be commended for its journal-like presentation, replete with helpful visual aids where appropriate.
WIPO Magazine can be viewed either as individual stories from the table of contents on the WIPO Magazine homepage or as a downloadable PDF issue. Archives (left-hand side) are available dating back to 2005.
Have you checked out WIPO Magazine? What do you think? We’d love to hear from you (especially if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature), so drop us a line in the comments below!
This post was contributed by Intellogist Team member Chris Jagalla. The Intellogist blog is provided for free by Intellogist’s parent company Landon IP, a major provider of patent searches, trademark searches, technical translations, and information retrieval services.