IAC member programs have been developed with the cooperation of IP, innovation, and academic partners and through member consultation. These programs will continue to evolve to ensure our efforts are meeting the needs of our members. While each program has its own list of activities, it is the sum of all of the parts that will truly allow our member’s businesses to take that next step in their growth and have access to the tools and resources needed for sustainable growth. The programs are integrated and allow for learning and data collection at every stage, for us as an organization and for our members.

Our Programs

World class education and bespoke advisory services so members can develop effective and strategic IP portfolios. IAC’s curriculum is created by global experts and delivered by qualified professionals focused on best practices. Member companies are supported as they develop tailor-made IP strategies.

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Strategic IP solutions for members who are working to generate ideas and build patent portfolios to remain competitive as they scale. IAC will assist in this solution through financing, funding, or subsidizing patent filings and IP portfolio creation for members.

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Access to a prior art library for both defensive use and to increase the quality of members’ patent filings. Litigation strategy assistance. SMEs can continue to work with their chosen law firm. IAC membership will act as a complement to this partnership; it will not replace it. Member companies will also have ongoing access to IP intelligence and market data to develop their own individual business and IP strategies.

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Cost-effective solutions to access IP (patent). IAC will do this through Freedom to Operate (FTO) acquisitions or access to defensive patents for member use based on patents that are within the scope of technology that members may be interested in.

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The IAC Difference

Leaders in IP Education

Access to global expertise in IP analytics, IP strategy, education, and patent licensing.

Access and Costs

Access to IAC’s full scale of support at a reduced cost from market rate through IAC’s economies of scale.

Leveraged Costs

Buying power to pre-negotiate fixed-fee or subscription services.

Enhanced Participation of Under-represented Groups

Opportunities to increase participation of under-represented groups across Canada.

Capacity and Knowledge Building; Supporting IP in the Ecosystem

A collective of human capital and IP intelligence through peer-to-peer engagement and SME best practices, that does not exist anywhere else in Canada.

Governmental Insights

A deep understanding of the IP ecosystem, which will enable the government to form valuable insights into IP challenges and benchmarks that Canadian SMEs have.