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Intellectual Property Advisors

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Intellectual property (IP) advisors act as a source of information about IP for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs, intermediaries in the innovation system, post-secondary institutions, and government stakeholders.

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IP advisors support innovation activities by delivering IP seminars and attending events held across the country. Search our calendar for upcoming events in your area!

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Contact an IP Advisor

IP advisors help SMEs and entrepreneurs understand the strategic value of their IP, and can provide information and guidance as they develop an IP strategy for their business.

Select your regional IP advisor on the map below to obtain his or her contact information, and book a face-to-face meeting.

Prairie and Northern Region, Marnie Fyten

Marnie Fyten has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration. She has done internships in technology transfer and marketing with the University of Saskatchewan and with Sony in Japan. Marnie has worked with several federal, provincial and territorial organizations, in policy development and program delivery across the Prairie and Northern Region and in Ottawa.
marnie.fyten@canada.ca

Ontario Region, Dumitru Olariu

Dumitru Olariu has a Master of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He has worked with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) as a patent examiner, then as an IP advisor based first in Montreal, then in Vancouver and now in Toronto. Before joining CIPO, he worked for six years in the electronics industry.
dumitru.olariu@canada.ca

Waterloo Region, Alexis Black

Alexis Black is an arts graduate from Western University. Alexis has worked for two national law firms managing technology and IP law marketing and business development portfolios. Alexis has also managed sponsorships and business partnerships for the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.
alexis.black@canada.ca

National Capital Region, Caroline Lefebvre

Caroline Lefebvre is a political science graduate from the University of Ottawa and has worked in various sectors of the federal government. Her experience led her to promote, among other issues, Canadian expertise in sustainable development in emerging countries, foreign investments in Canada and the importance of the quality of web content.
Throughout her career, she has developed strong expertise in project and event management, building strategic partnerships, marketing, and providing training.
caroline.lefebvre@canada.ca

Quebec Region, Caroline Lefebvre

Caroline Lefebvre is a political science graduate from the University of Ottawa and has worked in various sectors of the federal government. Her experience led her to promote, among other issues, Canadian expertise in sustainable development in emerging countries, foreign investments in Canada and the importance of the quality of web content.
Throughout her career, she has developed strong expertise in project and event management, building strategic partnerships, marketing, and providing training.
caroline.lefebvre@canada.ca

Atlantic Region, Catherine Vardy

Catherine Vardy has a first-class degree in Science from Queen's University and graduated cum laude with a journalism degree from the University of King's College. Before joining the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Catherine worked closely with innovative small and medium-sized enterprises, universities and colleges in her roles with Springboard Atlantic and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Atlantic office. She has also worked as a science communicator and manager with several organizations, including the Discovery Channel, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, CBC and several magazines and newspapers.
catherine.vardy@canada.ca

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The IP Bank of Speakers is a collaborative effort of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). CIPO and IPIC deliver three free IP presentations annually to public and private organizations across Canada.

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