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Fall 2016

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NorthBridge Fall 2016 Newsletter

Intellectual Asset Protection and Innovation


Editor's Welcome -- Intellectual Asset Protection and Financing in the Age of Information

Intellectual Property (IP) is a powerful agent of economic growth, job creation, and human technological and cultural progress. Harvey Firestone, founder of one of the first global makers of automobile tires, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, believed that... Read more.


IP/Patent Statistics: Canada

  • Canada has the 12th highest rate of patents granted in the world
  • Canada is responsible for 1.1% of patents filed in Europe, Japan...
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    Protecting Assets and Increasing Company Value

    In order to compete in the age of information, globalization, and trade liberalization, even companies competing exclusively in domestic markets must become internationally competitive. This requires businesses to make significant investments in R&D and innovation, new technology and machinery... Read more.


    Reducing the Cost of Innovation

    The main reasons that large and small companies in various industries cite for not investing in IP protection are the high costs and complexity of the patent system. However, contrary to common belief, IP protection does not have to be prohibitively expensive... Read more.


    Enhancing Company Reputation

    In addition to protecting valuable company investments, IP rights also provide companies with the brand notoriety needed to establish a strong and loyal consumer base, with enduring innovations attaining the stature of household brand names... Read more.


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