WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report 2011 focuses on the Changing Face of Innovation. It describes key trends in the innovation landscape – including the increasingly open, international and collaborative character of the innovation process; the causes of the increased demand for IP rights; and the rising importance of technology markets. Against this background, the Report explores the ways in which economists’ views of the IP system have evolved. Finally, it takes a closer look at collaborative innovation models, analyzing how best to balance private collaboration and competition, and how best to harness public research for innovation. Here to read more.