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Lawyer sees benefits, drawbacks to Canada’s new strategy on intellectual property

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 11:58 AM | By Terry Davidson

Canada’s new Intellectual Property Strategy will mean speedier justice at the Federal Court and better advice from IP legal clinics, but falls short in helping innovators in remote areas and victims of “patent trolls,” says a lawyer.

On April 26 Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains unveiled the federal government’s five-year, $85.3 million IP Strategy, which aims to aid Canadian inventors and innovators in competing on the global stage by not only helping them access and develop intellectual property, but by assisting them...