Industry Training Visit program

The Industry Training Visit (ITV) program is intended for the technical training of patent examiners.

Want to participate?

Contact us through the Industry Training Visit participation form if your organization would like to participate and help CIPO improve the quality and efficiency of the patent application process.

Do you have a leading-edge company? We would like to learn from you.

Examiners can update their knowledge in the relevant field by visiting leading-edge companies that are active in research and development within Canada. The companies voluntarily host visits, and their inventors, scientists, engineers and other experts share the knowledge related to their research and development to the examiners.

The purpose of this program is to improve quality of the patent examination process by interacting directly with the industry, learning about new and evolving technologies, and experiencing how real products are developed and used in the industry.

Patent examiners of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) would like to come and visit you to talk directly with inventors, scientists, engineers and other experts to learn more about your field.

Past visits

We recognize the time and resources required to host an industry training visit.

For this reason, we'd like to thank the following groups for hosting a visit:

Ottawa 2023

  • ProSlide Technology Inc.

Montreal 2019

  • Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
  • CAE
  • CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP)
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • MDA Corporation
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada

Toronto 2018

  • Amico Beds Corporation
  • Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Synaptive Medical
  • University of Toronto, start-up X-PAN