Good morning, Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this morning about intellectual property. We have two presentations.
Intellectual property is managed in the government through two organizations. The industry department, which is represented by Mr. Peets and Mr. Martel, do the policy development. The three of us who come from CIPO do the administration of intellectual property. CIPO's a special operating agency of the department, so we still work together.
The presentations this morning are split in two, because there is a logic to it. What I'd like to do is start with Mr. Peets' presentation, because there's a logical flow from policy to administration. So if you are okay with that, we'll give the microphone to Mr. Peets.