April 2017

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In the new Federal Budget for 2017, the Government of Canada has introduced its Innovation and Skills Plan, signaling a shift in thinking around Canada’s Intellectual Property (IP) system and its importance in supporting innovation. Importantly, this Budget is projected to implement new initiatives as part of the government’s innovation agenda. In the Budget, the government recognizes the importance of a modern and robust IP system in providing the framework that supports innovation across all sectors of the economy, stating: “Intellectual property rights incentivize creativity and the development of new ideas and technologies by helping companies, academics and inventors recoup their investment once new productsRead More →