Organization: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Short Report, August 14, 2019: International research, ocean analytics, smart farm

The Trade Commissioner Service has renamed its Going Global Innovation (GGI) program to CanExport Innovation (CXI). The program offers grants to support the early-stage development of international research partnerships. It is designed to minimize the cost of finalizing relationships where there has already been interest between the research partners. Through CXI, Canadian innovators can access…

IP changes will effect universities and small firms

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced minor changes to Canada’s IP regime that impact on universities and small- and medium-sized companies. The regulatory changes offer qualifying universities and firms $3,000 in relief over the life of a patent by applying at the small entity level. The changes also provide a relief mechanism for…