Are you a business owner who needs help securing your most valuable assets? Or maybe you are looking to fill a knowledge gap in your organization or on your resume. Learn to manage and protect your IP with the Certificate in Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy.

This program will give you the tools, insights, and hands-on skills you need to develop a comprehensive and customized IP strategy – adding value to your business. Focus on real-life experiences and key decision making processes.

The Carleton University  Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy certificate program is produced 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.

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Course Schedule:

1 The Value of Intellectual Property September 28
2 Fostering an Innovation Minded Culture October 5
3 How Patents Can Benefit Your Business (pt. 1) October 12
4 How Patents Can Benefit Your Business (pt. 2) October 19
5 The Importance of Trade Secrets for Your Competitive Advantage October 26
6 How Trademark Can Affect Your Brand November 2
7 Gaining Valuable Insights on your Industry via Patent Searching November 9
8 How Copyrights can Impact your Company Value and Using Industrial Design Protection November 16
9 Impact of IP Clauses in Contracts and Agreements, and University Collaborations November 23
10 How to Prepare and Showcase  your IP in M&A or Fundraising November 30
11 Realizing the Value of Your IP Asset December 7

“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 learned about different types of IP, how to manage IP, how to strategize, IP budget and many other aspects. I strongly recommend 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.

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 existing knowledge and experience in Intellectual Property.

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Program Information

    Credentials available

    • Certificate in IP Strategy


    • September 28 – December 7, 2022 (11 sessions)
    • Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

    Delivery methods

    • Asynchronous and online synchronous learning
    • 12 modules
    • Quizzes
    • Case studies


    • $5850.00 + tax

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