Navdeep Bains, federal minister of innovation, science and economic development, announced initiatives Thursday at the University of Waterloo to helps companies access and use intellectual property. – Sean Kilpatrick , The Canadian Press file photo
The federal government is looking to bolster intellectual property protections and strategies within the country with the announcement of three new initiatives at the University of Waterloo last week. The Waterloo Region Record reports that the initiatives will aim to invest more money into IP expansion, help companies commercialize their IP, and help companies enhance or develop IP legal expertise. The third of these initiatives will see law schools at the University of Ottawa, the University of Windsor, York University, and the Université de Montréal gain access to IP legal clinic grants to make pro bono or low-cost IP legal services more accessible to Canadian businesses and innovators.