Organization: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Canada showed strong growth in patents for pandemic prevention technology in last two decades, CIPO report finds

Canada ranked eighth globally in the number of patented pandemic mitigation technologies filed by institutions worldwide between 1999 and 2018, according to a report by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office done in collaboration with the National Research Council. The report found that Canadian institutions had a high relative specialization for pandemic mitigation technologies, especially in the therapeutics and vaccine development research area.

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…