The WIPO patent landscape report project is based on the Development Agenda project DA_19_30_31_01 “Developing Tools for Access to Patent Information” described in document CDIP/4/6, adopted by the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) at its fourth session held from November 16 to November 20, 2009.
The purpose of each report is three fold:
• It attempts to research and describe the patterns of patenting and innovation
activity related to specic technologies
in various domains such as health, food and agriculture, climate change related technologies, and others.• WIPO attempts to collaborate for each report with institutional partners (IGOs, NGOs, public institutions of Member
States) working in the respective eld and having an interest in a specic topic.
The collaborative work in the planning and evaluation phases may also serve as a vehicle for these institutions to familiar-ize themselves with the utilization and exploitation of patent information and related issues of patent protection. WIPO welcomes proposals for collaboration.• Each report also serves as an illustrative example for retrieving patent information
in the respective eld and how search
strategies may be tailored accordingly. It therefore includes detailed explanations of the particular search methodology, the databases used and well documented search queries that should ideally enable the reader to conduct a similar search.Each report of this project is contracted out
to an external rm selected in a tendering
procedure. The tender is open to a limited number of bidders that were pre-selected based on their submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI). WIPO invites the submis-
sion of further EOIs by qualied providers.
More Information on the project, the ongoing work, and a compilation of reports published
also by other institutions is available at:
For specific information, requests or
proposals, please contact us at: patent.