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Tech Roundup: Patent delays deter innovation in Brazil

The main news about tech and innovation in Brazil. This week: patent delays, instant payments, real estate startups

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This week. WIPO claims Brazil still world’s slowest in granting patents. PIX completes first year of operations revolutionizing Brazil’s payment system. Startups also want in on Brazilian real estate boom.

WIPO: Brazil world champion in patent delays

Brazil is a country with huge potential for innovation and technology, yet in many areas the country still faces serious problems. According to the World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI), published this week by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Brazil remains the slowest in the world in granting patents, despite having made progress in the last year.

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