Get To Know The ExploreIP Tool From Canada's Intellectual Property Strategy
Launched in August 2019 as part of Canada’s Intellectual Property Strategy, ExploreIP is a free online tool that provides businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators a new way to discover intellectual property (IP) held by public sector institutions such as government, academia or other public sector institutions. A showcase of Canada’s research expertise, ExploreIP supports ground-breaking research and discoveries by stimulating collaborations to help launch the next big thing in innovation.
ExploreIP allows users to search an inventory of public sector patents and reach out directly to patent holders to discuss licensing options. Users can also use the database to locate and contact public sector organizations for potential collaborations. To date, ExploreIP has welcomed the participation of 41 public sector organizations which together showcase over 3,250 patent families and represent more than 11,000 patents and patent applications.
To help in Canada’s fight against COVID-19, ExploreIP now features a new technology category that highlights 42 inventions with potential applications to help fight the pandemic. Interested businesses can seek to obtain a licence for these technologies for scale-up purposes.
In the near future, ExploreIP will also be adding a number of new features to the site, including automatic updates of patent portfolios, and a user log-in – enabling users to save searches and receive notifications when new technologies which match their criteria are added.
For more information, please visit: Canada.ca/exploreip.