Stephen Perry

PartnerPerry + Currier Inc.Intellectual Property & Technology

Stephen Perry is viewed as one of Canada's leading patent agents. He is co-author (with Andrew Currier) of Canadian Patent Law (Markham: LexisNexis, 2014), 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 in the fields of telecommunications, electronics, software, display technology, medical imaging and medical devices. Stephen's clients receive overall strategic advice on the protection of registered and unregistered intellectual property. Stephen also serves on various committees and industry groups.

Stephen Perry is viewed as one of Canada's leading patent agents. He is co-author (with Andrew Currier) of Canadian Patent Law (Markham: LexisNexis, 2014), 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 a patent agent before the U.S. and Canadian patent offices 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 is active as an advisor and commentator on both Canadian and international patent and industrial design issues. He has served on Council of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada ("IPIC") and the Canadian section of Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle ("FICPI"), and has chaired or currently serves on various committees of both organizations, including the committees involved in development of the IPIC Code of Conduct and advancing proposals for professional self-regulation. Stephen is also frequently called upon to contribute his insight and views to government agencies and committees on policy and legislative matters affecting intellectual property.

Stephen frequently mentors patent agent trainees and those newly entering the field. 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 (Markham: LexisNexis, 2007). He lectures frequently on software patents and industrial design issues, and participates regularly in international conferences and seminars.

Education

  • Queen's University, B.Sc. (E.E.)

Accreditations

  • Registered Patent Agent, United States, 1986
  • Professional Engineer, Ontario , 1985
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada, 1985

Experience

  • Method and apparatus for customizing a delivery status notification, US Patent 8200199, Research In Motion Limited
  • Public address system using wireless mobile communication devices, US Patent 8538383, Blackberry Limited
  • Portable housing, US Patent D664145, Psion Inc.
  • Motorized adjustable convergence mechanism for projection displays, US Patent 8167433, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
  • Robotic hand controller, US Patent 8332072, Titan Medical Inc.

Associations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) (Member of Council; Chair, Industrial Design Committee; Tutor, Patent Agent Tutorials; Member, Computer-Related Technologies Committee, Patent Law Harmonization Committee, Self Governance Committee, and Canadian Patent Agents Examining Board)
  • Chair, Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) (Member, CET Group 2 – Designs)

Awards & Honours

  • United States Patent No. 4961575, "Hide and Seek Game", 1990
  • J. Edward Maybee Memorial Award, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, for the highest overall standing in the Canadian Patent Agents Qualifying Examination, 1985