Stephen Perry is viewed as one of Canada’s leading patent agents. He is co-author (with Andrew Currier) of Canadian Patent Law (Butterworths, 2012), the first text on the subject by patent prosecutors in over 30 years. Stephen started in the field of IP in 1983 and qualified as patent agent in 1985. His practice is focused on developing and managing international IP portfolios for Canadian technology companies of every size, covering a broad range of innovations in the fields of telecommunications, electronics, software, display technology, medical imaging and medical devices. Stephen’s client’s receive overall strategic advice on the protection of registered and unregistered intellectual property. Stephen is active as an advisor and commentator on both Canadian and international patent and industrial design issues. He chairs or serves on various committees and industry groups including those of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Canada’s pre-eminent association of professionals who specialize in intellectual property. Stephen was involved in the development of the Code of Conduct established by IPIC for Canadian patent agents. Stephen also serves on Council of the Canadian section of Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI). Stephen is frequently called upon to contribute his insight and views to industry and government agencies and committees on policy and legislative matters affecting intellectual property and the protection of investment in innovation. Stephen frequently mentors patent agent trainees and those newly entering the field. Stephen was involved in the development of the Code of Conduct established by IPIC for Canadian patent agents. A prolific author and speaker, Stephen has published an extensive series of articles on patent and industrial design issues and writes the Patent and Industrial Design chapters in Canadian Forms & Precedents – Commercial Transactions (Butterworths). He lectures frequently on software patents and industrial design issues, and travels regularly to international conferences and seminars.
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Queen’s University
J. Edward Maybee Memorial Award, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, for the highest overall standing in the Canadian Patent Agents Qualifying Examination, 1985
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Member of Council, IPIC
Canadian Patent Law, LexisNexis Canada, 2012 – Co-author with T. Andrew Currier
The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), McGill Faculty of Law, October 16, 2013