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Canada: Five Golden Rules For Patenting Your Tech

There’s no question that intellectual property is the lifeblood of the global tech sector, and growing companies that play fast and loose with their patents do so at their own peril. Indeed, for many startups, a poorly filed application or unwitting early disclosure could pose an existential threat.

We’ve outlined below some golden rules to help your company devise and implement an airtight patent strategy.
1. Act now

Canada is a first-to-file jurisdiction, meaning a patent is […]