Ryan Smith

B.Sc. (Eng.)
Patent Agent (Can/US)
+1-416-920-8170 Ext. 110

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Ryan is a registered Canadian and US patent agent experienced in software, embedded systems, electronics, communications, manufacturing, injection molding, mechanical engineering, electromechanical, thermodynamic, fintech and energy technologies. Ryan has over a decade of patent experience, which includes a wide variety of work for many multinational companies. His experience ranges from helping startups obtain cost-effective patent protection to managing a multi-million dollar patent portfolio for a world renowned high-tech company.

In the past, Ryan worked for four years based in Asia obtaining US patent protection for some of the world’s most successful electronics manufacturers. More recently, Ryan obtained patents and conducted product-clearance and patent-validity analyses for an Ontario-based manufacturer of injection molding technology. Ryan obtained his B. Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta in 1997. Prior to becoming a patent agent, he worked for five years as an engineer in the oil and gas sector.

Ryan mentors patent agents in training at the annual FICPI claim drafting clinic and he has also lectured on patent law at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Patent Law course.


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta


CSME Glatz Memorial Award 1997
Dean’s Research Award, University of Alberta


College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)