The PCT Yearly Review was developed under the direc-tion of Francis Gurry (Director General) and supervised by Carsten Fink (Chief Economist). The report was pre-
pared by a team led by Bruno Le Feuvre and comprising
Vanessa Behrens, Mosahid Khan, Ryan Lamb and Hao Zhou, all from the Economics and Statistics Division.
Additional written contributions came from Philippe
Baechtold, Matthew Bryan, Debra Collier, Patrick Genin, Thomas Marlow, Ken-Ichiro Natsume, Peter Waring and Ting Zhao of the Innovation and Technology Sector. Other
colleagues from the sector offered valuable comments at various stages.
Samiah Do Carmo Figueiredo and Caterina Valles Galmes
provided valuable administrative support. Gratitude is
also due to Joe Caponio and Bruce Ross-Larson for
editing the review; to the Communications Division for
designing the review, and to staff in the Language Division
and the Printing and Publication Production Section for their services.Finally, WIPO is grateful to national and regional patent ofﬁces for sharing their annual statistics.
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