November 13, 2019
Canadian innovators tend to transfer or sell their intellectual property to foreign entities rather than continue to develop their patented technologies and commercialize them. But in doing so, they lose the opportunity to scale up and profit from the innovations they pioneered. In this webinar, Nancy Gallini and Aidan Hollis, authors of a recent study on the topic for the IRPP, shared their analysis of this growing trend, looking at 20 years of patent invention and ownership by Canadians. Why is this happening? The authors discussed economic and institutional factors behind the patterns they have uncovered and examine the implications for Canada’s innovation policy. This discussion was moderated by France St-Hilaire, Vice-President of Research at the IRPP.