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Patents vs. Trade Secrets: What is the right IP Strategy for your Business?

April 17, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Working on a new invention? Have the idea for the next big thing? Join us to learn more about the right IP strategy for your organization.


Working on a new invention? Have the idea for the next big thing?

Our first instinct is to protect t it from being copied by pursuing a patent. However, the patenting process is not only costly and time-consuming but may not even be the right choice for protection depending on your objectives.


Join us for an in-depth session to explore the various ways to protect your intellectual property. We’ll cover:

  • The patenting process
  • What’s patentable vs. what isn’t
  • Understanding IP Strategy and how to define it
  • Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Copyright, Industrial Design




Chin Hing Chang

Chin is our Program Manager @ Tech Yukon and a certified IP Strategy Consultant who has completed the AccelerateIP training program from New Ventures BC. As a seasoned startup advisor, he brings a unique big-picture perspective to the topic of utilizing and protecting intellectual property in your business.

With over 13 years of experience in corporate sales and active involvement in Vancouver’s Startup Ecosystem since 2014, Chin has worked with over 500 social ventures from various industries and countries such as Vietnam, Spain, Brazil, Nigeria, Malaysia, India, the US, and Canada.


April 17, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm