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Commercialization of intellectual property in the higher education sector

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Canadian universities and affiliated teaching hospitals reported more than $52 million as income from intellectual property in 2007, down 12% from 2006.

In 2007, researchers reported or disclosed 1,357 new inventions to Canadian universities and teaching hospitals, a number virtually unchanged from the previous year. There were 1,634 patent applications filed with educational institutions, up 13% from 2006.

Available on CANSIM: table 358-0025.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 4222.

Results from the 2007 Survey of Intellectual Property Commercialization in the Higher Education Sector are now available in the publication Survey of Intellectual Property Commercialization in the Higher Education Sector 2007 (88-222-X, free), available from the Publications module of our website.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods, data quality or tabulations available, please contact Rhonda John-Huggins (613-951-2830; or Anik Lacroix (613-951-6399;, Business Special Surveys and Technology Statistics Division.