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IP Guides

IP Considerations while preparing for your Research Proposal

This guide will assist you in identifying IP related issues that need to be addressed for a successful outcome of your proposal:



Inventors Handbook

This must read for inventors is an on-line tool developed by EPO covering key aspects of:

  • confidentiality agreements
  • invention disclosures
  • novelty and prior art
  • proving your invention
  • building partnership for funding
  • assessing the risk of taking your invention to market.


A Guide to IP for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

This Guide has been compiled by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS). The guide is intended for graduate and postdoctoral researchers highlighting rules, regulations, institutional policies, general practices in a particular field, and supervisor relationships influencing student IP rights.