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1 WIPO Conference on Building Partnerships for Mobilizing Resources for Development Thematic Session 2 Science, Technology and Innovation for Development

2 Technology information can promote science, technology and innovation Science and Technology journals and patent information are increasing

3 Two Major Sources of Technical Information Worldwide Source: WIPO Statistical Database (patent families); World Bank, World Development Indicators (journals)

4 Death Valley Research (mainly conducted by academia like universities) and Development (commercializing the result of academic research) are not systemically linked in many countries; this gap is due to a number of reasons such as the lack of bridging funds (illustrated above) Source: Charles Wessner, US National Academy of Science R D

5 Capacity Building Support in the utilization of patent information and scientific/technical journals Many patent databases are free Science and Technology Journals databases are still subscription- based Access to databases does not automatically lead to active use of information, why? Successful models in industrialized countries (e.g. PATLIB centres in Europe) Reinforce capacity at patent offices, universities, research centres, etc WIPO provides: Access to databases Support and training Local centre provides: Staff and facilities

6 Technology Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) To enable R&D institutions, universities and industry to use databases containing science, technology and patent information, capacity building needs to be driven by a national center providing access, assistance and advice (3As) WIPO invites countries to collaborate for creating such national centers (TISCs)

7 To allow users to benefit effectively from increased accessibility offered by internet searches through direct personal assistance To strengthen the local technological base by building up local know-how To increase technology transfer, e.g. by investigating the possibilities of licensing, joint ventures, etc. To assist local users to create, protect, own and manage their intellectual property rights 7 TISCs: Why

8 TISCs: Where Technology Information Centers should be strategically located close to users The centers should also, if appropriate, be spread out throughout the national territory

9 IP Infrastructure for Science, Technology and Innovation Government University & Research Institutions Industry Training for better IP Management Dissemination of knowledge (technology and patent information) Coordination between Science and Technology Policy and Patent Policy Innovation Technology Support Center

10 Technology Innovation & Support Centers (TISCs): What Technology searches patent searches non-patent (scientific and technical literature) searches In the future (not foreseen initially), a broader range of services to users including: advice on the whole innovation process, from conception to commercialization

11 TISC: Services – more specifically Assistance in searching for technical information – free and/or commercial databases (make commercial databases more affordable!) Advice on IPRs Training (e.g. for local SMEs) Development of IP Strategies – information on filing patents, trademarks, etc. (when, where, what, how much, etc.) Advice on IP aspects of product commercialization Advice on licensing Technology and competitor monitoring Assistance in IP valuation Search for business partners and essential know-how

12 Access to NPL Databases - aRDi Access to Research for Development and Innovation (aRDi) Purpose: Free or low-cost online access to scientific and technical journals (currently 12 publishers for over 50 journals) Concept: Based on successful programs at WHO, FAO and UNEP in cooperation with scientific publishers Free access for non-profit entities and IP offices in LDC countries Low cost access for IP offices of developing countries authorized by the publishers

13 New public-private partnership World Intellectual Property Organization Major scientific and technical publishers

14 aRDi Home Page

15 Approach Provide valuable scientific and technical information found in journals to: Group 1: Least Developed Countries (49) – for academic and research institutions, as well as industrial property offices – access for free Group 2: Certain developing countries (58) – for industrial property offices – low cost access

16 Journals Initial basis: PCT Non-Patent Literature Minimum Documentation – Approximately 150 journals used as a reference for the minimum documentation necessary for patent offices to carry out a prior art search Further development: additional journals beyond initial basis (as above)

17 Access to Patent Databases Many free-of-charge patent databases are available on Web (PatentScope®, etc.) Commercial patent databases; Negotiations to facilitate preferential access to specialized patent databases for developing countries following the aRDi model for eligibility criteria

18 PatentScope®

19 Wealth of Technology information

20 Training activities Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) Workshops and seminars (coordinated with content providers) Publications and e-learning resources

21 Thank you for your attention!

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