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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.