The Canadian Intellectual Property Office is a key source for information on intellectual property and provides a general toolkit for use in protecting IP through various mechanisms: patents, trade-marks, copyrights, and industrial designs.
Welcome to a web toolkit designed to help Canadian colleges and institutes identify and manage intellectual property issues related to their applied research project activities with industry or community partners. This practical tool is designed to help colleges and institutes work together and encourage knowledge sharing. The toolkit was developed with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
The toolkit is based on information and exemplars provided by colleges and institutes that have received NSERC College and Community Innovation Program (CCI) grants as of October, 2011.
While each college/institute will have its own specific process for managing its applied research activities with industry clients, a number of the components of the process are similar.
Intellectual Property policies differ by province, and by institution. Policies reflect college/institute collective agreements.
Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality, Collaborative Research and Development, Intellectual Property, Material Transfer, Service Contracts.
CICan and colleges and institutes referred to in the exemplars provide this information as guidelines only, for use by Canadian colleges and institutes in developing their own province-specific and institution-specific practices and agreements. Agreement clauses in these exemplars may not be relevant in all circumstances, and colleges are advised to have their own legal counsel review individual college documents.
NSERC, CICan, and colleges and institutes providing exemplars shall not be liable for any use made by others of the information provided in this toolkit.