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2017 - Record increase in filings of international patent applications driven by ChinaSEE MORE
2018 - The Government of Canada launched its Intellectual Property StrategySEE MORE
2018 - Quebec is considered a leader and major player in information and communication technology driven businessesSEE MORE
2018 – Montreal confirms its position as a global knowledge hub in artificial intelligence, aeronautics and video gamesSEE MORE
SMEs with intellectual property holdings are 64% more likely to be high growth firms.*
Firms that rely heavily on IP would pay 16% higher wages than firms that do not own or have few IPs.*
From 2000 to 2014, the portion of income attributable to the intangible assets incorporated in manufactured goods was 30.4%, almost double the portion generated by tangible assets during this period. **
Since 1990, nearly 35% of all worldwide patent applications have been for smartphones. **
*Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
**Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
A patent grants inventors or their assigns the right to exclude unauthorized third parties from practising (producing, using or selling) their invention. Patents are granted over products, processes, or improvements to products and processes, and do not confer any right to commercialize.
An industrial design is the exclusive right to reproduce the original visual features of configuration (shape), pattern, or ornament applied to a finished article.
Copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, produce, perform in public, translate, communicate to the public via telecommunications and, in some cases, lease a work or allow a third party to do so.
A trademark is a word or drawing (or a combination of the two) that distinguishes one person or company’s goods or services from those of others.
Any analysis of your ideas, know-how and/or technology should include protection strategies comprised of one or more types of intellectual property, taking into account your business objectives and other types of existing protection.
Enforcing and defending your IP rights hinges on using a well thought out strategy. We recommend that you always analyze the desired objective, visualize how to go about realizing it and, when litigation is the clear course of action, adopt a team approach in order to resolve conflicts, whether by litigation or an alternate means of settlement such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
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