Episode 33: “Canadian Patenting is Not Going to Drive Anything” - Aidan Hollis on New Research on Patents and Innovation

October 22, 2021 00:29:29
Episode 33: “Canadian Patenting is Not Going to Drive Anything” - Aidan Hollis on New Research on Patents and Innovation
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Episode 33: “Canadian Patenting is Not Going to Drive Anything” - Aidan Hollis on New Research on Patents and Innovation
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Show Notes

One of Canada’s longstanding digital and economic policy concerns has involved innovation, with fears that the Canadian economy is failing to keep pace with other, more innovative economies. Some point to intellectual property as a critical part of policy equation, arguing that stronger IP laws would help incentivize greater innovation. Economists Nancy Gallini and Aidan Hollis recently released an interesting report for the Institute for Research on Public Policy examining the role of patents and patent policy in Canadian innovators’ decisions to sell their IP rather than continue to develop it in Canada, and the incentives driving this decision. Professor Hollis joins the podcast this week to discuss the report, its link to innovation policy, and what the government could consider to address ongoing concerns.

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Show Notes:

To Sell or Scale Up: Canada’s Patent Strategy in a Knowledge Economy

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House of Commons, November 27, 2018

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