Innovation Report

The report, “Intellectual Property in Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem”, was published today by Ontario’s Expert Panel on IP chaired by Jim Balsillie: “… it was clear that the most significant recurring themes revolved around questions of capacity-building in IP education and access to specialized IP legal services as well as the structure and governance of the various ‘public sector’ entities within the ecosystem.”

Access the report “Intellectual Property in Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem” (PDF).

Recommendations from the Report:

  • That a standardized web-based IP education curriculum be developed to achieve the essential learning outcomes. …
  • To address the issue of access to necessary expertise across the ecosystem, the Government of Ontario should create a centralized provincial resource to provide consistent, sophisticated legal and IP expertise & education. …
  • The Government of Ontario should appoint a Special Advisor to assist in the development and implementation of a standardized governance framework for all innovation and entrepreneurship support organizations receiving public funds that have the potential to generate IP for the benefit of Ontario’s economy. …
  • All commercialization entities (such as Tech Transfer Offices) within research organizations that receive public funds should have a clearly defined mandate regarding their roles and responsibilities in generating IP for the benefit of Ontario’s economy. …

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