IP + Data Management
Building Canadian-made intellectual property that will secure our digital future.
Turning ambition into action, and action into change.
We support the creation of intellectual property and data assets in Canada to propel our leadership position in world-class digital technologies. Our IP advisors and program teams offer a range of support services to our Members and project teams, including education, tools and frameworks to:
- Protect the ownership of Canadian-made IP
- Commercialize IP (including from academic partners)
- Support SMEs in leveraging new IP to grow while strengthening their background IP portfolios
- Allow collaborating partners to share in the benefits of foreground IP created in the context of projects on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
- IP Assets Anticipated
- Products + Services in Development
- Foreground IPs Created
- Patent Applications
- IP Generated to Date by Canadian SMEs
- Organizations that have joined Digital's IP Webinars
Supporting the development, ownership and retention of Canadian IP.
Promoting IP and data literacy
We help SMEs improve IP and data literacy by ensuring project teams address ownership and the value of data and IP upfront. We also provide SMEs with access to educational workshops, resources and tools and provide specific guidance throughout the project lifecycle on IP generation and protection.
Raising awareness that IP is more than patents
We support Members in exploring different forms of IP that make best business sense for them – not just pushing towards patents, but also finding other forms of IP that guarantee members the freedom to operate.
Strengthening IP portfolios
Many SMEs have weak IP portfolios. We actively support companies to clearly articulate their IP, protect it and leverage it beyond their current industry.
Commercializing university IP through Canadian SMEs
Academic partners are a rich source of IP. We facilitate relationships between SMEs and research organizations that help develop university IP to commercial-grade levels.
We encourage Members to explore, leverage and further develop standards – to augment their own portfolios and to build expertise, know-how and IP on top of open standards as public domain IP.
Leveraging the ecosystem
We encourage members to identify potential licensees of every new foreground IP that is being generated, and with this, stimulate cross-sectoral collaboration and leverage. We also work with the Innovation Asset Collective (IAC) on the creation, dissemination and deployment of IP.
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