Innovation Economy Council Roundtable: Canada’s IP puzzle
Join the IEC as we discuss two new reports on IP and Canada’s innovation strategy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Canada is losing much of its intellectual property to foreign takeovers. Three-quarters of the patents held by VC-backed Canadian companies involved in mergers and acquisitions since 2017 are now in foreign hands, according to research by the Innovation Economy Council (IEC). As a result, ownership of more than 200 promising young companies and a trove of valuable IP has left the country.
How companies handle their intellectual property is only one factor that determines whether or not companies succeed or fail in Canada. Ambition, access to capital, talent, government financial support and having a viable business model all play crucial roles.
This expert roundtable explores IP strategies and leakage as well as how IP fits into Canada’s overall innovation economy.
Darren Anderson, CEO, Vive Crop Protection
David Asgeirsson, Manager, Partnerships and IP, Xanadu
Frank Rudzicz, Director of AI, Surgical Safety Technologies Inc
Rhonda O’Keefe, VP, Intellectual Property and Contracts, NGen
Krista Jones, VP, Momentum, MaRS
Domenic Di Mondo, VP, Technology & Business Development, Green Mantra
George Tsintzouras, CEO and co-founder, Alert Labs
Mike Wessinger, CEO, PointClickCare
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
ABOUT THE INNOVATION ECONOMY COUNCIL
The Innovation Economy Council (IEC) is a coalition of tech-sector leaders dedicated to shaping Canada’s industrial innovation policy. The IEC works with active members of Canada’s innovation ecosystem to identify areas for in-depth analysis and offer timely insights to increase Canadian productivity and sustainable growth.