IP for Business News – February 2023

Getting started with IP – Copyright

On February 22, we continue our live "Getting started with IP" webinar series with a session on copyright. Learn about what a copyright protects, the benefits of registering your copyright in Canada and what to do if you want to use someone else's copyrighted works. We'll also discuss the different types of protections copyright gives and bust some common copyright myths. For more information and to register, visit the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)'s Eventbrite page.

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IP Insights panel

CIPO, in collaboration with the IP Village, is bringing together leading experts in intellectual property (IP) for its latest joint initiative, the IP Insights panel series! This series consists of 4 separate panel discussions: data and computing, consumer products, medical technologies, and clean technologies.

On March 16, we invite you to attend the first discussion featuring Sportlogiq's CEO, Craig Buntin, his IP lawyer, and experts from the Business Development Bank of Canada, the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. This event is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, inventors and small and medium-sized enterprises to gain some knowledge on what a value chain looks like, what barriers to entry exist, the main IP considerations and regulations within this industry, and how you can validate a concept. Stay tuned for updates on CIPOs Eventbrite page.

Canadian IP Voices, Episode. 25 – Is your IP future-proof? How to think like an in-house IP counsel

In this latest episode, we are joined by Robert Guay, Director of IP at Shopify, as he shares some ideas and insights on how to think like a patent expert. Tune in to hear about what Robert considers the most valuable lessons when it comes to filing for a patent for the first time, adapting an IP-protection mindset, building an IP strategy, and ultimately, future-proofing your IP.

Listen to episode 25 on CIPO's Canadian IP Voices page or wherever you get your podcasts!

IP wish list

Are there any IP learning products or resources you wish you had? What do you want to see more of in our newsletter? We want to hear from you!

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How do I commercialize my IP?

Are you eager to turn your ideas into money? By completing our new eLearning module, you can take steps in the right direction by learning how to create your own IP monetization plan. We'll provide you with the resources to understand:

  • what monetizing IP assets means
  • how to ensure your products and services can be commercialized
  • the various commercialization models to make money from your IP
  • what skills and activities are needed to prepare for this journey

You'll find this module and other eLearning modules on CIPO's IP Academy page. For more learning resources, be sure to consult the education, tools and resources section of CIPO's website.

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