Patenting can be very tricky and expensive but a necessity in many cases. Learn about budgeting for patents and more.

If patents are part of your intellectual property strategy, focus your patent budget on inventions that your development team believes will be technically achievable, that patent counsel tells you appear on preliminary review likely to be patentable, and that you believe will be commercially well received by the marketplace.

Stephannie Schlichter
An economic development professional, Stephannie brings an energy and optimism to Barrie’s business community.  Her experience in the private sector is combined with more than a decade of consulting with entrepreneurs, business owners/operators developing comprehensive business support services to further their growth and commitment to operating in the local community.

As Manager of the Greater Barrie Business Enterprise Centre Stephannie is well-networked and takes a collaborative, client-centric approach to championing services/programs/supports for entrepreneurs.  Stephannie is an active participant on the Georgian College Business and Entrepreneurship Advisory Boards and Economic Developer’s Council of Ontario (EDCO).