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for an excellent webinar series which is sponsored by Black Hills IP and the slw Institute Black Hills IP is a us-based service provider offering IP docketing paralegal analytics and annuity services the slw Institute is an educational group created by the schwegmann Lundberg whistler firm which aims to provide insightful and useful information to the IP community for this webinar series we have pulled together experts to talk about strategies and best practices for patenting in key foreign countries the foreign excellence webinar series is free this is the fourth one of several monthly webinars the schedule and registration information for upcoming webinars in this series is listed on our website to register for future webinars go to the tab for educational resources on the black hills IP website which is www.hyken.com till I was doing my introduction I'm going back to get to the back get back to the beginning here Geils seem to be having some there we go thank you anyway we have a lot of time for questions at the end of the webinar questions may be submitted using the question button on the control panel that's on the right side of your browser window you can submit a question at any time but we're going to wait until the end of the presentation to respond to the questions the presenters today are myself and Daphne lainson Daphne's from smart and bigger in Ottawa and I'm an McCracken the president of Black Hills IP I'm a patent attorney with 20 years experience in patent prosecution I was a partner at the schwegmann firm for 20 years and I also was a full time law professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center in conquer New Hampshire for five years Daphne tell us a little bit about your background thanks Anne so I'm a partner at smart and bigger my practice is largely in the chemical pharmaceutical procurement space I've been at smart and bigger for my entire career and and I'm really happy to be joining you today well thank you very much for presenting today today we'll be discussing various aspects of patenting in Canada first I'm going to look at some data and filing trends for Canada and then Daphne will talk about the patent prosecution process in Canada the first slide that we're looking at shows some market comparisons just as a backdrop for our discussion the first four countries are countries that we have discussed on previous foreign excellence webinars the US has the largest economy in the world followed by China and then Japan the Canadian economy is larger than the Korean a common economy based on GDP and gals again my slides are jumping and I didn't touch anything there we go the as I was saying you can see here the Canadian economy is a little larger than the Korean economy at least based on GDP if you're looking at it that way the countries of well Canada like the US and Japan you can see has a very service based economy let's take a look at the patent filing trends so first looking at this by technology this slide shows the top ten technology areas for patent applications filed in Canada by any organization whether they're Canadian or non Canadian later I have some slides that will be broken down by resident versus non-resident but this is across the board just technology areas for applications filed in Canada the top technology area is computer tech now Maji which counts for 9% of the filings that's followed by digital communication which accounts for more than 8% of the applications filed in Kanda so clearly just looking at the top two and and the remainder of the list companies in the computer and electronics area are regularly filing in Canada next looking at the top patent assing knees based on patents granted in 2016 we can see that research in motion which is now called blackberry limited was the had the highest number of patents granted in Canada in 2016 and we all know blackberry as the former developer of the BlackBerry smartphone but since then I think it's transitioned to more of an enterprise software and services company and it received over 700 patents in 2016 then the next 14 companies the remainder of the ones on the chart that we're looking at relative to BlackBerry's number of patents are all relatively close to each other where they're within about a hundred and twenty five patents of each other Boeing the second-highest received two hundred and fifty-nine patents in Canada and 2016 as followed by companies like Halliburton Microsoft Apple Qualcomm so again this is a country that large electronics companies certainly filing and death thing I know you're in a different technology area and I'm sure you see stuff on the other side but looking at the the trends here some of the highest filers tend to be in the high tech area you huh next what I was going to look at patent filings but gals my slide is missing the data on it so let's move on to the next one okay let's skip that let's go to patent grant here the data is broken down by non-residents so I think it's interesting to take a look at what other non Canadian companies are what are the trends for non Canadian companies filing in Canada so when we talk when we use the term resident and non-resident resident is used for filings made by applicants in their home patent office in their home country and then the term non-resident which we're looking at in our data here relates to someone who's filing in a foreign office so the next slides look at grants based on non-residents again this is comparing the countries that we've been looking at in our previous webinars to see in those countries how many you know what which countries are non-residents likely to be filing in and clearly here the number of non-residents filing in the countries of China Japan Korea and Canada it's the highest in China but also quite a few in Japan Korea and Canada the thing I think is interesting on this slide is the increase that you see in Canada and in 2016 it's getting to be very very close to the number of patents granted to non-residents in Canada as it is in Korea those lines are getting very close there and remember from my earlier slide with the market data the Canadian economy is also larger than the Korean economy based at least on measures of GDP next looking at just general patton's in force in each of these countries the number of patents in force in all well in the top three China Japan and Korea you can see is has increased over the last five years with Japan actually very dramatically increasing it's interesting that the Canadian bar or the community in line over these this five-year period has stayed more level well it has increased it hasn't increased quite to the degree that the number of patents enforce have increased in the other countries we looked at so far China Japan and Korea finally the last thing that we've looked at in this series is the cost of a patent in each of these countries over the life of the patents in this instance at least on the with the data that we're using which is based on information from a commercial tool called global IP estimator it makes the cost of a patent look similar in Canada to the cost of a patent in China Japan and Korea
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