Description/achievement of initiative

WIPO PATENTSCOPE aims to raise awareness amongst citizens of SIDS countries of the wealth of technological information searchable via the PATENTSCOPE database in the context of facilitating transfer of knowledge and fostering development.Provides free online dissemination through PATENTSCOPE of patent data from the SIDS (some of whose data may not yet be available in the system).

Implementation methodologies

The collaboration is achieved through MOUs with national/regional industrial property or intellectual property offices giving WIPO the right to publish their data.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Improving the intellectual property infrastructure of SIDS countries and the global visibility of their patent systems by adding their national patent information collection to PATENTSCOPE.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

WIPO, through signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with national/regional industrial property or intellectual property offices, will make patent data of the SIDS available in PATENTSCOPE.


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Progress reports
Goal 8
Increase in number of national patent collections of SIDS added to PATENTSCOPE
Staff / Technical expertise
WIPO Secretariat Staff

Basic information
Time-frame: 0000-00-00 - Open-ended
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Contact information
Mr. Christophe Mazenc, Head, Global Databases Service, WIPO, christophe.mazenc@wipo.int
United Nations