IP Strategy: An Essential Step Toward Commercialization

February 1, 2024, 5:00 pm EST


On the path to commercialization, many stakeholders ask about your company’s intellectual property (IP) strategy – investors, strategic partners, and even funding organizations. But the IP strategy for natural products and processes can be particularly tricky to navigate.

In this session, you’ll hear practical strategies and insights from IP expert, Noel Courage of Bereskin Parr, and learn how to access free IP resources through Canada’s Elevate IP program.

This session will help you:

  • Gain awareness of the challenges and potential barriers to patenting a biobased or nature-derived innovation
  • Fill in knowledge gaps around IP strategies for trade secrets, patents, and trademarks
  • Identify product and process developments that may justify patenting versus keeping a trade secret
  • Help you articulate your IP strategy to stakeholders
  • Learn how to access IP resources through the new national program, Elevate IP

As a special bonus, Noel will answer select questions submitted in advance by NPC members. Register now to submit your question!

In addition, Shelley Hessian of Springboard Atlantic, a regional provider for Elevate IP, will explain how the national program provides IP support to Canadian companies, and how you can access it through their Atlantic IP Advantage initiative or other partners across the country.