It is a great honour to present the Intellectual Property Canada Report 2021, the sixth installment of an annual series that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) started in 2016, providing an overview of intellectual property (IP) activity in Canada and abroad by Canadians.
This report relies on data from both CIPO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to present trends and key statistics that support decision making. Furthermore, it demonstrates CIPO's proficiency in developing data-driven approaches to undertake both economic research and IP analytics. At CIPO, we believe that IP research and data analysis play a key role in providing the required evidence to support the decision-making process that leads to economic success. We achieve this through collaborative inquiry into IP issues with the Canadian and international research and policy community.
For over 1 year, CIPO dedicated its research capabilities to understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IP activity and how Canadian organizations are responding to this crisis. IP research is helping us understand trends and adjust to evolving demands for serving Canadians. The IP Canada Report 2021 highlights areas where IP helped businesses adapt and ultimately succeed during this time of economic challenge.
This year's report also includes 2 special features showcasing CIPO's capabilities. The first provides a detailed and intuitively presented analysis of IP awareness and use along the innovation path. The second examines standard-essential patents.
As always, these reports are possible thanks to the research carried out at CIPO and the collaboration of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. I am pleased to bring to you this year's report.
Chief Executive Officer
For more information on the research included in this report, email CIPO-IPResearch-OPIC-RecherchePI@ISED-ISDE.gc.ca.
- Sean Martineau, Acting Director of Business Improvement Services and Acting Data Steward, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Diego Santilli, Senior Economist, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Gray Barski, Economist, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Mazahir Bhagat, Data Scientist, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Marc de Wit, Examiner, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Mohammad Dehghan, Junior Economist, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Daouda Sylla, Senior Economist, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Maxime Villemaire, Senior Policy and Legislation Analyst, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Aussi offert en français sous le titre Rapport sur la PI au Canada 2021.