IP Hub: Learn it - Patents

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A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. Whether you develop new technology or improve well-known products or processes, you'll want to know more about patents. Check out the links below to learn more about patents from around the world:


  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) – Patents


United States

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – Patents


Expedited examination

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

The PPH allows you to significantly fast track the examination of your patent application, provided you have a corresponding application with one of our PPH partners.

  • CIPO – PPH
  • Japan Patent Office – PPH

Clean technologies

Speed up your patent applications for clean technology inventions.

  • CIPO – Green tech
    WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and the diffusion of green technologies. It does this by connecting technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions.



We have generated information for you on the patent grant process. Take a look:

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Patent information e-tutorial
    The e-tutorial will introduce you to the key concepts in patent information and to effective strategies and approaches for retrieving and analyzing this information.
  • WIPO – Patent Drafting Manual
    The manual provides the necessary guidelines and an understanding of the skills needed for drafting a patent application, filing it and working with patent authorities to have it issued as a patent. The primary aim of this manual is to assist all inventors in protecting their IP through carefully crafted patent applications.
Find an expert

Find an expert


Here is a list of intellectual property (IP) experts who can provide you resources and information to guide you through the patent application process and advise you on your own IP strategy:

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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