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Intellectual Property

Funding sources

Related organizations

Professional, Industry and Trade Associations

North America
American Association of Universities (AAU)
American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
American Council on Education
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of University Research Parks
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Association of University Research Administrators
Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Intellectual Property Owners Association
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC)
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
Polytechnics Canada
Society of Research Administrators International (SRA)
Westlink Innovation Network

Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association
South Africa's National Advisory Council on Innovation

Knowledge Commercialization Australasia (KCA)
National Center for Industrial Property Information (NCIPI)
Japan International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT)
Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP)
European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA)
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
ProTon Europe
Réseau Curie
University Companies Association (UNICO)

Association for University Research and Industry Links (AURIL)
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Business Software Alliance (BSA)
Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Government Sites

North America
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
EDGAR - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT)
National Research Council Canada (NRC)
PubMed, National Library of Medicine
U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTD)

Asia Pacific
Asian and Pacific Centre For Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII)
Japan Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry
Japan Patent Office (JPO)

European Patent Office
EU European Commission on Innovation and Technology Transfer
EU Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Technology Transfer/Intellectual Property

North America
ACCT Canada
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Copyright Board of Canada
Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Franklin Pierce Law Centre - U.S. Patent, copyright, and trademark info
Intellectual Property Law Server
Southern Alberta Intellectual Property Network
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)


European Patent Office (EPO)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia
Protecting your inventions abroad
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Intellectual Property

Canadian Patents Database
Canadian Trademarks Database
Search - European Patent Office
A Guide to Intellectual Property for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars (2005)
> A resource developed by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS)
Faircopyright, a copyright law resource page for teachers, students, and creators.
> Developed by Dr. Laura Murray, Associate Professor of English, Queen's University.

Funding sources

Atherton Entrepreneurship Award
> An early stage development fund for student ventures arising out of physical sciences at Queen's University.
CIHR Proof of Principle Initiative
> Federal funding program designed to advance discoveries/inventions towards commercializable technologies.
First Capital Challenge

> A Kingston-based business plan competition for people with promising ideas.
Genome Canada
> Federal program that invests and manages large-scale research projects in key selected areas such as agriculture, environment, fisheries, forestry, health and new technology development.

National Research Council (NRC) - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

> Federal funding program providing technology assistance to small- and medium-sized enterprises at all stages of the innovation process, to build their innovation capacity.
NSERC Idea 2 Innovation (I2I) Program

> Federal funding program supporting research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential by providing crucial assistance to university researchers in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.
The Ontario Centres of Excellence

Related organizations

Biotech Ontario
Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame
Canadian Inventors Page
Canadian Academic Quiz League - Inventors and Inventions
Council for Biotechnology Information
Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network (ELORIN)
Kingston Technology Council
National Academy of Sciences: Beyond Discovery
The Invention Dimension

ACCT Canada - Alliance for Commercialization
of Canadian Technologies

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