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Industry and academia react warmly to feds’ IP strategy, opposition MPs say it’s void of details

By Jolson Lim      

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains unveiled his $85-million intellectual property strategy on World IP Day on April 26, largely to praise from industry.

Innovation Navdeep Bains, pictured at a March announcement of a public-private partnership for developing wireless networks, released a national IP strategy on April 26 that includes tools for smaller businesses. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Industry groups and academics are giving a thumbs up to the Liberal government’s new intellectual property strategy, saying it brings much-needed changes to the country’s outdated patent landscape, but opposition MPs are skeptical the proposals meant to boost Canadian businesses will actually advance the country’s high-tech firms.

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