VIDEO: An Animated Look at Sovereign Patent Funds

April 25, 2017

VIDEO: An Animated Look at Sovereign Patent Funds

Intellectual property (IP) is an increasingly important source of value for globally competitive companies. Canada lags behind peer countries in key metrics such as patent applications per capita and maintains a sizable IP trade deficit.

Recognizing the growing importance of patents for firm and national competitiveness, a small number of countries created sovereign patent funds (SPFs) intended to help bolster national innovation and IP ecosystems.

This animation, based on a paper by Warren Clarke, describes what an SPF is, how it works and how a correctly constructed Canadian fund could help address a series of domestic challenges related to IP commercialization and firm growth.

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