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Category Archive for "Canadian patents"

Foreign IP is on sale

Mar 12 2016

The world really does move in mysterious ways, and nowhere is that more true than in the economy. The price of oil…

Assignments

Mar 10 2016

Best practices for foreign filings Want to avoid being sued?  Want to be a foreign filing hero? Make sure the chain of…

PCT National Phase in Canada: month 42

Mar 10 2016

Deadline month 30, extendable to month 42 The formal deadline for filing a Canadian PCT national phase is month 30. It is…

How foreign filings can go wrong

Mar 10 2016

When you file patents outside the US that correspond to the patents you are already filing in the US you can add…

Are Canadian patents pricey?

Mar 09 2016

I was recently told by a British colleague that Canadian patents were pricey. I was stunned, and did not respond properly at…

What Happy Meals teach us about keeping IP clients happy.

Mar 09 2016

Clients hate paying ‘by the fry’. Why do people love the pricing of Happy Meals?  Because they know what they are getting…

Services matter more than manufacturing if you want to improve productivity and growth

Mar 09 2016

If you want to move the needle with economic development, it is services that matter the most. Manufacturing and resource extraction may…

This zombie policy must die

Apr 30 2015

Is there anything less ‘innovative’ than reviving a policy that was tried before, failed miserably and was properly cancelled? Other than a…