The Industry Partnerships & Commercialization office manages SickKids’ intellectual property to facilitate commercialization of new technologies. Together with SickKids Innovators we pursue patent protection for inventions with the highest potential for positive impact on both the organization and society at large. By doing so, we also help drive commercial value for the invention.
Patent protection generally follows one of two paths: using a PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty), or a non-PCT route. Here we’ve outlined the basic stages of each path, along with the typical timelines and estimated costs. Please contact our office for more information on how we can help you protect your invention.