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Table 4
Use of intellectual property protection in innovative and non-innovative manufacturing plants, 2002 to 2004

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Characteristic Innovators Non-innovators
Plants using formal methods of intellectual property protection, 2002 to 2004 69.6 42.1*
Plants using informal methods of intellectual property protection, 2002 to 2004 74.7 41.0*
Plants with revenues protected by patents, 2004 25.5 9.6*
* Difference is statistically significant (p < 0.05).
Data source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Innovation, 2005.
Table source: Statistics Canada, Innovation Analysis Bulletin, 2009, Catalogue no. 88-003-X, Vol. 11, no. 1.