With an unruly China, safeguarding intellectual property is vital to national security

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Jim Balsillie, chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, suggests considering the creation of a sovereign patent pool (SPP) for Canada’s investments in innovation.Getty Images/iStockphoto David Durand is a lawyer, co-founder of Minimum Viable Intellectual Property (MVIP) and president of the International Intellectual Property Forum – Quebec (FORPIQ). Aaron Shull is the managing director and general counsel at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Canada’s geographic isolation has led to a false sense of security. The suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that traversed North America earlier last month before it was shot down by the U.S. military, combined with recent media reports...