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We’ve compiled a number of downloads to help you navigate the ins and outs of intellectual property – whether you’re new to IP or are a seasoned IP professional. If you have a question in relation to any of the downloads listed here, please contact us.

An Innovator’s Guide to Intellectual Property

Harnessing patents, trademarks and other intellectual property to capture the full value of the Intellectual Capital of your business.

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Changes to Trademarks Law - KEY TAKEAWAYS: Our immediate suggestions and actions to take

In light of the new changes to Canadian trademark law (which took effect on June 17, 2019), we have prepared a page of key takeaways, which include our immediate suggestions and actions to take for brand owners and rights holders.

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13 Changes and Counting: Changes to Canada’s Patent Regime in 2019

The Government of Canada is changing the current Patent Act and Patent Rules to modernize the Canadian patent regime. The current Patent Rules will be replaced with a new set of rules, which will come into force on October 30, 2019.

In this download, we discuss notable expected changes to the Canadian patent regime, and notable transitional provisions, to prepare you for the changes to come.

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Business Not As Usual: Adapting to Canada’s Streamlined Patent Regime

As discussed previously, the Government of Canada is modernizing the Canadian patent regime. One of the goals is to streamline the patent prosecution process. While the prosecution process may become more efficient, applicants may need to adapt to the changes as they seek patent protection in Canada. In view of the new streamlined patent regime, certain patent prosecution strategies may need to be rethought.

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Patenting AI: Advanced Topics and Recent Cases

Presented by partner Benjamin Mak, this presentation explores recent hot topics and cases on patenting artificial intelligence from 2019-2020.

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Top Ten Reasons for Protecting Intellectual Property

Not sure if protecting your intellectual property is right for you? Read our top ten list of reasons why considering protection for your assets is a solid investment for your business.

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Ten Reasons you Need a Canadian Patent

Your may have heard that it’s not worthwhile to patent your company’s technology in Canada, with its smaller market, its conservative judicial remedies and its skepticism toward software-based patents. Here are 10 reasons why this narrative is wrong.

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