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Beyond Patents: Canada’s Intellectual Property Puzzle

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join the IEC as we discuss IP strategy and commercialization.

Did you know?

New research from the Innovation Economy Council (IEC) confirms that nearly 100% of ventures supported by innovation hubs have some form of IP strategy. But does the innovation sector place too much emphasis on patents as a commercialization strategy?

This roundtable brings together Canada’s foremost tech leaders to explore whether the patent is helping or hindering growth.

About the event:

On April 12, the IEC invites you to a special discussion on IP strategy.

The event will be hosted by Manjula Selvarajah, journalist and syndicated technology columnist to the CBC.


  • Darren Anderson, CEO, Vive Crop Protection
  • Cynthia Goh, Professor of Chemistry, University of Toronto
  • David Asgeirsson, Manager, Partnerships and IP, Xanadu
  • More to be announced

Who should attend:

  • IEC members
  • Ventures
  • Investors
  • Media
  • Policymakers
  • Academics
  • Corporate partners


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.