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Province Receives Expert Panel on Intellectual Property Report

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Ministers Ross Romano and Vic Fedeli issued the following statement:

"Today, the Ontario government received the report on Intellectual Property in Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem submitted by the Expert Panel on Intellectual Property and recommendations for a provincial intellectual property framework.

We'd like to thank the Expert Panel on Intellectual Property for their hard work and expertise. Their report and recommendations are intended to help the Ontario government capitalize on the investments it makes in research and entrepreneurial ecosystems and ultimately advance the prosperity of Ontario in a global economy driven by innovation.

We also want to thank the members of the Expert Panel individually including Jim Balsillie, the Chair; Dr. Shiri Breznitz, Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; Myra Tawfik, EPICentre Professor of Intellectual Property Commercialization and Strategy, University of Windsor; Dr. Dan Herman, PhD, co-founder of MyJupiter Inc., and co-founder of The Centre for Digital Entrepreneurship & Economic Performance (DEEP) and Natalie Raffoul, Managing Partner, Brion Raffoul Intellectual Property Law.

We are reviewing the report and considering next steps to create a Made - in - Ontario strategy for innovation and strengthened commercialization. We look forward to taking action to better generate, protect, and share in the benefits of the high quality and cutting-edge discoveries and ideas coming out of our postsecondary institutions and broader innovation ecosystem."

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