Episode 160: Peter Carrescia on Why Patents Won’t Solve Canada’s Innovation Problem

March 20, 2023 00:32:46
Episode 160: Peter Carrescia on Why Patents Won’t Solve Canada’s Innovation Problem
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Episode 160: Peter Carrescia on Why Patents Won’t Solve Canada’s Innovation Problem

Mar 20 2023 | 00:32:46

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Show Notes

In recent years, there has been growing effort to link longstanding concerns about Canadian innovation with patents. The argument – which has crossed into Canada’s strategy around AI – posits that the road to an innovative economy is inextricably linked to a greater emphasis on intellectual property and in particular on patents. But what if the correlation between patents and innovation is weak at best? What if an emphasis on patents may actually be harmful to startups whose attention and resources is better placed elsewhere? Peter Carrescia is a successful innovator and investor who recently wrote a Globe and Mail op-ed that raises precisely these issues. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to talk about his experience and concerns with direction of government policy that may be mistaking an IP policy for an innovation one.

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