Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Good morning everyone.
Welcome to the 30th meeting of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
We have witnesses before us. We also have two items of business, and it looks like we have agreement that we'll leave the estimates and the moving of a possible motion to the end of our meeting. Our meeting will end at 10:15, at which time we'll deal with the estimates and a possible motion from a member.
Now I'll introduce the witnesses who are before us. From the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, we have Sylvain Laporte, commissioner of patents, registrar of trade-marks, and chief executive officer; Agnès Lajoie, assistant commissioner of patents; and Konstantinos Georgaras, director of policy, international and research office. From Industry Canada, we have Gerard Peets, senior director, strategy and planning directorate, strategic policy sector; and Denis Martel, director of patent policy directorate, strategic policy sector.
Is there just one person with opening remarks, or do we have more than one person with opening remarks this morning?