In the latest issue of Lawyer Monthly magazine, ACCRALAW Partner Jose Eduardo T. Genilo wrote about the findings of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in its recent Technology Trends 2021 report. The WIPO found significant growth in assistive technology and patent filing activity in Asia.

Mr. Genilo discussed the impact of increased intellectual property (IP) filings in Asia and the wide appreciation of IP assets across the globe. He also discussed how assistive technology and other areas of the tech industry will be more utilized in the years to come.

Mr. Genilo also discussed how the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines has recognized emerging global trends by promulgating rules on biotech and information and communications technology-based patents. He further discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tech innovation and online commerce worldwide.

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