A patent is a legal document giving the patent owner certain exclusive rights to his/her invention for a limited time. Patents are an excellent source of information on new technology, trends in technological development, and specific products or innovations.
Technology transfer is the act of transferring technology from a person or organization who owns it to another entity, for the betterment of all society.
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To be patentable, your invention must be new, useful and innovative:
To be granted a patent, your invention must be:
Information taken from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office information guide.