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Industry committee  Perhaps I could add to that. My colleague, who heads the U.S. IP office, humorously tells us that with the latest act that's been passed in the U.S., the America Invents Act, they're actually catching up to the rest of the world. So I'm sensing, through your questioning, that you

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  I would maybe offer an opinion that Canada has actually something that they are aspiring to. So they're going to take the next four to five years to implement this new America Invents Act to actually align themselves with a legal framework that is closer to the Canadian framework

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  I guess there are two perspectives to your answer: a policy perspective and an administration perspective. From an administration perspective there's quite a tremendous amount of effort to harmonize our various legal frameworks to make sure that we can operate a lot more smoothly

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  When an application is submitted to us, it describes the invention in great detail and it makes claims with respect to what the rights should be, so all of that information, all of that package, is not made public. We keep it in our databases, locked tight, and we will not make i

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  That's a good question. It's probably one of those 1950s things that predates most of us.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  The top 20 filers, yes.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  York is a university I visited last week.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  In order, they are the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, Queen's University, and Universit√© Laval.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  We talked earlier on about the strategic use of IP for each company, their own strategy. In your market, in your area of technology, there may be an advantage to create uncertainty. There may not be. Again, going back to the pharmaceutical companies, because of the synchronizat

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  There's no international court. IP really is a national legislative environment.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  Yes, they are being prepared.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  May I make a suggestion? We are going to wrap things up in late June. At that point, we could submit not only the notes from each round table, but also the report, provided that late Jane fits your timeline, of course.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  That is correct.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  We have the resources. Not doing the survey was not a question of not having the resources. It was more a question of the fact that we wanted to concentrate on the innovators with our round tables and get direct face-to-face information from them. We're not ruling out the possib

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte

Industry committee  We take copious notes. Yes.

May 10th, 2012Committee meeting

Sylvain Laporte