The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has recently published the first Intellectual Property Canada Report. The Intellectual Property (IP) Canada Report 2016 discusses trends in the use of IP, both domestically and by Canadian innovators and businesses abroad. This Report relies both on CIPO’s own internal data and on data from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which collects data from around the world.
Highlights of the Report include that Canadians are increasingly filing patent applications abroad, although Canadian filings by Canadian applicants appear to be stagnating. In contrast, more and more foreign applicants have been seeking protection in Canada for their intellectual property driving an upturn in total filings at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. The Report also includes a spotlight piece on the patenting of climate change mitigation technologies.
The report can be found here.