The use of patents and the protection of intellectual property in the Canadian manufacturing industry - ARCHIVED

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Using data from the Survey of Innovation 2005, this article will examine the use of patents by Canadian manufacturing plants. Survey findings establish that plants use strategic methods more than patents for intellectual property protection. Patent use varies both by how big the plant is and whether it is innovative or non-innovative. In addition, the use of patents by Canadian manufacturing plants varies by the subsector in which they are classified.

Issue Number: 2008001
Author(s): Uhrbach, Mark
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