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EPA Summary Report Africa 2013

15 UNEP: www.unep.org EPO: www.epo.org EPO’s Espacenet: www.espacenet.com Cooperative Patent Classification: www.cpcinfo.org Y02 Classification Scheme: http://worldwide.espacenet.com/classification?locale=en_EP#!/CPC=Y EPO Worldwide Patent Statistical Database (PATSTAT): http://www.epo.org/searching/subscription/raw/product-14-24.html The Common Citation Document: www.trilateral.net/ccd This report is published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Patent Office (EPO) © UNEP, EPO 2013 Editors and contributors Robert Ondhowe (UNEP) Gerard Owens, Rainer Osterwalder, Konstantinos Karachalios (EPO) Special contributions Sisule F. Musungu was responsible for the sections concerning potential and use of CET in Africa, as well as major contributions to most other sections. The new tagging scheme for patent documents related to adaptation technologies for developing countries was developed by an EPO team of examiners, lead by Javier Hurtado-Albir and Victor Veefkind. Ivan Hasˇcˇicˇ, Jérôme Silva and Nick Johnstone of the Empirical Policy Analysis Unit of the OECD Environment Directorate undertook the statistical analysis of the patenting data under the co-ordination of the EPO. Acknowledgments Wairimu Waitara provided research assistance. Design and production Anzinger | Wüschner | Rasp Graphic Design Munich (EPO)

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