Is a design patent very valuable? I accidentally answered this in wondering why the Stanley Quencher was so popular at Christmas and where the copycats were? The revolutionary thermos was invented by Mr Stanley in 1913, and so has expired long ago. The current version is just protected by the design right USD0996915. Interestingly Stanley...Read More
Every technology company in British Columbia should join AccelerateIP. They provide funding for IP education, IP strategy, and services. Perpetual Motion Patents is one of the approved service providers in the program.Read More
Every Canadian technology company should join the Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). They can help you grow your business through advice, connections, and funding for a robust IP management program.Read More
IP managers, like scientists, analyze challenges. They work with emerging technology and identify assets that align with strategic goals, much like scientific hypotheses align with research objectives.Read More
The government of Canada has increased the posted fees for patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and other IP. Expect at least a 25% fee increase in 2024 with a few exceptions. However, if you act now you can save money.Read More
The government of Canada funds various programs to help Canadian innovators retain ownership of their creations. A recent editorial in the Globe and Mail attacked these IP programs and software patents. The opinion was less original than the stock image that accompanied the piece and way less helpful. There are very good reasons for Canadian...Read More
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