Intellectual Property (IP) is a company asset and should be managed as such. However, your organization may have limited resources or no in-house IP expertise readily available. To address that gap, Carleton University created a certificate in Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy in partnership with the  Office of the Vice-President Research and Industry and Partnerships Services (IPS)Sprott School of Business Professional & Executive Education UnitStratford Intellectual Property, and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

This program allows participants to gain valuable insight, apply hands-on strategies, and network with fellow participants and practitioners. Whether they are new to the field or an experienced intellectual property professional, this program offers everything they need to develop a customized IP strategy to increase the value of their business.

“As an engineer and executive, I always felt a gap in my understanding of IP and how to strategize our IP portfolio. Through this course, I learnt about differnt types of IP, how to manage IP, how to strategize, IP budget and many other aspects. I strongly reccomend it to anyone involved in managing an IP portfolio. Many thanks to Stratford Academy and Carlton University for arranging this exciting course and for the excellent teaching!” Sadegh Farzaneh – President, Galtronics Canada LTD.

What’s Included:

  • 12-course modules
  • Digital course material
  • Digital certificate of completion
  • Free access to IP Strategy Academy foundation and premium content

What You Will Learn

We will address key issues in areas of IP Strategy, Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, Industrial Design, Trade Secrets, Contracts and Agreements, Competitive Intelligence, understanding and mitigating risks, and monetization. The final module will help you assess and develop your strategic IP plan. By focusing on real case experience and key decision-making processes we will learn to manage, protect and exploit IP for its highest impact. See a further breakdown of modules in the program brochure.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to help leaders of Canadian businesses, creators, entrepreneurs, and innovators understand and protect their intellectual property (IP) and develop a comprehensive IP Strategy. We welcome participants from large organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to apply. As some of the topics covered are advanced, we recommend and existing knowledge and experience in Intellectual Property.


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Program Information

    Course Dates

    Wednesdays, January 19 –
    April 6, 2022

    Course Hours

    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


    $5850.00 +Tax


    • Blended learning format with both Asynchronous and Online Synchronous Delivery
    • Quizzes and case studies
    • 12 modules
    • 12 weeks
    • 3 hours per week

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