House of Commons pre-budget testimony – IPIC

Nathaniel Lipkus

Oct 20, 2017

Osler partner Nathaniel Lipkus presented three recommendations for Budget 2018 on behalf of Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) in a pre-budget testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on October 20. A partner in Osler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a member of the council of IPIC, Nathaniel focused on IPIC’s proposed framework for a national Canadian IP strategy in his testimony, including financial incentives that would fundamentally alter the way Canadian businesses approach IP protection.

IPIC’s recommendations included the following:

  • a First Patent program
  • a Commercialization Coupon
  • an Innovation Box

IPIC is the professional association of patent agents, trademark agents, and lawyers practising in all areas of IP law, according to its website.

For more information, listen to Nathaniel’s commentary, which begins at the 9:34:07 mark. *Note: This link is designed to work with Internet Explorer only.