WIPO reported that in 2011 global patent applications broke the two million mark. This journey is one of almost constant growth spanning more than two decades. Could such an increase herald a bright new future of global technological brilliance?
Peter is an economist specialising in the economics of intellectual property rights.
He joined the Economics, Research and Evidence (ERE) team in 2010 and has worked on various projects regarding trade marks, design and copyright, but his main area of research has been patents. Peter has been heavily involved with the creation of analysable datasets to form the basis of the ERE teams research programme. Prior to working for the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Peter worked at the Office for National Statistifcs for two years where he produced various reports and analysis on subjects such as patents, R&D and the ability to compare company and business data.
Today (20 May 2013) is the IPO sponsored 'Patent Research Workshop'. The event hosted by Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) will showcase three soon-to-be published reports from the IPO's Economic Research and Evidence team.