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Intellectual Property 101: What does IP mean for Health Care Providers?

Intellectual Property 101: What does IP mean for Health Care Providers? Online

Patents! Copyright! Trademarks! Oh my! Have you ever wondered what impact intellectual property has on health care? Do you have a great idea that you think might help patients and you want to know how to protect it? These and many more questions will be answered in this 30-minute interactive presentation led by the Nova Scotia Health Innovation Hub. As Nova Scotia Health moves to launch a refreshed Intellectual Property Policy, now is the time to learn more.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand what intellectual property (IP) is, the various types of idea protection, and why they are important. 
  • Understand how the Nova Scotia Health Intellectual Property Policy applies to you and what your rights are as a potential IP creator. 
  • Understand how new ideas become IP and how they are commercialized to help patients.
  • Know what to do to protect any intellectual property you create. 
  • Know who to talk to at Nova Scotia Health if you want help commercializing your idea.

Recommended for: All Nova Scotia Health staff interested in learning more about intellectual property, what it means for them, and how the Health Innovation Hub supports the protection of new ideas.


Margaret Palmeter

Senior Director, Innovation, Business Development, Partnership, and Commercialization
Health Innovation Hub

Eric Fisher

Business Development Manager
Health Innovation Hub

Yevhenii Borodin

Business Development Manager
Health Innovation Hub

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
All Zones
  Research, Innovation & Discovery  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.


To participate in an online session, you will need:

  • An audio output device connected (headphones or speakers) to be able to hear the instructor
  • If you do not have an audio input device (webcam or microphone), you may type in the chat window
  • Experience using chat
  • Experience copying/pasting text and URLs

If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider requesting a one-on-one consult.

To make the session more accessible, check out the following videos that include instruction on how to enable live captions and use PowerPoint Live features such as magnification and high contrast colours:

You can join the Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app using the URL you will receive in the Confirmation and Reminder emails. 

You can join a Teams meeting whether or not you have a Teams account. If you don't have an account, follow these steps to join as a 'Guest': 

  1. Paste the Teams meeting link into a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser address bar
  2. On the web page that opens, select Continue on this browser
  3. Enter your name and choose your audio/video settings
  4. Click Join now

For more information on joining as a 'Guest', please go to: Joining a Teams Meeting without a Teams account*

For more information on Teams Meetings, please check out: https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/Teams.aspx*. The Join a Teams Meeting video on this page provides useful information for new Microsoft Teams users.

*Internal link, you must be on the Nova Scotia Health network and use Microsoft Edge to access

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