WIPO started work in the area of patent analytics in 2010 with a Development Agenda project on “Developing Tools for Access to Patent Information” which resulted in the production of a series of Patent Landscape Reports (WIPO’s patent landscape reports can be found here). These reports, prepared in cooperation with various UN Agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutes and national IP Offices, analyze patent activity in various topics in the areas of public health, food and agriculture, environment and energy, and disabilities. The key findings are often summarized in an infographic. In 2013 WIPO started working also on awareness raising and capacity building in the area of patent analytics. Apart from various workshops organized on this topic, WIPO published in September 2015 the “Guidelines for Preparing Patent Landscape Reports”. The Guidelines describe the objectives and motivations for preparing Patent Landscape Reports (PLR) and other types of patent analysis, the tasks associated with patent analytics, as well as the stages in the preparation of PLRs, providing also some insights from WIPO’s experience in the area. Since 2015 WIPO is exploring open source tools for patent analytics purposes in the framework of the preparation of a Manual on Open Source Tools for Patent Analytics. Open source tools are typically used by other disciplines, usually business/data analysts, statisticians, IT professionals and scientists, rather than with regard to patent data. Nevertheless, in recent years they started emerging as an alternative and/or a complement to ready-to-use tools, providing flexibility and adaptability in different analysis types. In view of the necessary programming related to this type of tools, WIPO developed step-by-step instructions in the Manual with example datasets, and will provide capacity building activities with training on patent analytics for Technology and Innovation Technology Support Centers (TISCs) around the world (for more information on the TISC program please visit www.wipo.int/tisc) .