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20-September-2011

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Science and technology: falling patent quality hits innovation, says OECD

The quality of patent filings has fallen dramatically over the past two decades. The rush to protect even minor improvements is overburdening patent offices and reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, according to the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011.

20-September-2011

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Video: Innovation and patents

The quality of patent filings has fallen by 20% over the past two decades, as reported in this 2-minute video. Fall in quality reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, says the OECD's Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011.

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12-September-2011

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Better Innovation Policies for Better Lives: Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy

This global forum, to be held in Paris on 12-13 September 2011, will explore the role that science and innovation policies should play in fostering growth and sustainable development and in improving the quality of life.

12-September-2011

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Is green growth just a fantasy? Knowledge, innovation and the promise of a better life for all

This post from the OECD Insights Blog discusses OECD's new study, "Fostering Innovation for Green Growth" and what governments can do to promote innovation and specific issues such as green innovation.

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12-September-2011

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Collaborative Mechanisms for Intellectual Property Management in the Life Sciences

This report discusses ways in which both the public and private sectors are seeking to evolve from an “own and protect” model of intellectual property into an era of “own and share”, where value accrues not just to the initial owner of IP, but also to larger society as a whole.

12-September-2011

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Fostering Innovation for Green Growth

This book draws on work on green innovation across several parts of the OECD to show how it can drive sustainable growth and job creation. It explores policy actions for the deployment of new technologies and innovations as they emerge.

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12-September-2011

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OECD Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit

This toolkit aims to provide a practical starting point for businesses around the world to improve the efficiency of their production processes and products enabling them to contribute to sustainable development and green growth.

12-September-2011

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Better innovation policies for better lives

We must reboot our economies with a more intelligent type of growth, driven by new start-ups, innovative small and medium enterprises. We need new ideas, new business models, greener technologies but we also need new skills. Thus, innovation go hand in hand with education and knowledge.

1-September-2011

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Untangling Intangible Assets

Assets you cannot touch lie behind successful innovations. What are they and how can policy make a difference? This OECD Observer article untangles these "intangibles".

5-August-2011

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OECD Guide to Measuring the Information Society 2011

This guide provides the statistical definitions, classifications and methods to measure and compare the information society across countries. It provides a standard reference for statisticians, analysts and policy-makers in the field.

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