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Securing Canada’s innovation through intellectual property with a national IP strategy

Legal IP experts wonder if the Canadian government’s roll out goes far enough

Securing Canada’s innovation through intellectual property with a national IP strategy

Jim Balsillie, retired chairman and co-CEO of Blackberry, had some sobering words on intellectual property in Canada at a recent webinar called Canada’s Innovation Imperative. For years, he said, Canada has “ignored the rise of the knowledge-based economy,” and despite repeated calls from the domestic tech industry, we still have no fully developed national strategy for intellectual property and innovation.

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