Leveraging Public Sector IP for Greater Commercialization Opportunities and Fight Against COVID-19

“ExploreIP: Canada's IP Marketplace” is a tool for businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators to discover intellectual property held by public sector institutions. Designed as an easily searchable database, ExploreIP showcases an inventory of public sector patents held by government, academia or other public sector institutions. Through ExploreIP, users can directly contact patent holders to discuss and negotiate a licensing agreement. They can also use the database to locate and contact public sector organizations with technology relevant to a specific industry for potential collaborations.

The webinar will present the context of the creation of this free online tool, present a live demonstration on how to navigate it and quickly find valuable IP - including a pool of inventions with the potential to fight COVID-19, and how to create a user profile to receive notifications when new inventions matching selected preferences are added.  A period of questions and discussion on future development of the tool will follow.

NOTE: IPIC is charging a nominal member fee of $15.00 for COVID-19 related webinars to cover phone line and software expenses in order to continue keeping our membership informed. We will revisit that fee as we gain more experience in terms of webinar registration numbers and costs.

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains 1 hour Professionalism or Ethics where applicable:

Law Society of Ontario
Barreau du Québec*1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant


This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content
by the Law Society of Ontario.