Intellectual property can be the most valuable asset of a commercializing life sciences firm. Intellectual property rights is an emerging issue in the life sciences, which involves many sectors of society, including government, business, and consumer groups.
- Intellectual property information sources
- Intellectual property acts
- Intellectual property agents/lawyers
Intellectual property information sources
The following links provide Canadian and international sources of intellectual property information.
Learn more about International Intellectual Property Rights.
Intellectual property acts
- Patent Act
- Trade-marks Act
- Plant Breeder's Rights Act
- Copyright Act
- Industrial Design Act
- Integrated Circuit Topography Act
Intellectual property agents/lawyers
Many professional services firms in Canada provide intellectual property assistance to commercializing firms in the life sciences sector.
Please visit the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for a full list of patent agents by province.