Join us for a special seminar as we welcome Andrew Currier and Robert Stratton of PCP Perry + Currier, Toronto for a Lecture and Workshop.
Andrew Currier is a recognized leader in the Canadian IP field. Mr. Currier is co-author with Stephen Perry of Canadian Patent Law (LexisNexis 2012, 2nd Edition 2014), the first comprehensive text on the subject by a practitioner in over 30 years Mr. Currier and Mr. Perry provide leadership and mentoring to a team of over 30 professionals and support staff in the patent and trademark agency and law firm that form PCK. Mr. Currier’s contribution to the practice includes his experience as a lawyer at one of Canada’s most respected law firms, as general counsel and vice president of a Toronto Stock Exchangelisted company, and as a lecturer and adjunct professor in IP law at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Currier’s practice involves every aspect of IP prosecution and law, including counseling, strategic advice, invention and innovation mining, drafting and prosecution of patents, infringement and validity matters, freedom to operate, dispute resolution, licensing and commercial transactions involving IP and patent portfolios, enforcement and monetization. Mr. Currier has particular expertise in identifying valuable intellectual property in the area of telecommunications, software, financial services, and new digital technologies and drafting strong, defensible patent protection Over the past several years, Mr. Currier has spearheaded the transition of his firm from a paper-driven practice to its current status as a largely paperless, workflow driven practice that enjoys the efficiencies and service quality improvements derived from automated processes. Mr. Currier practices as a patent and trademark agent through the firm of Perry + Currier Inc. and as a lawyer through Currier + Kao LLP.
Bob has been working in the patent and intellectual property fields since 1989 and qualified as a Canadian patent agent in 1991 and as a US agent in 1992. Bob spent the first twelve years of his career at two Bay Street law firms where he acted for a variety of domestic and foreign technology companies. Bob finished his time on Bay Street as partner and head of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group at one of the premier IP firms in Canada. Bob then started down a varied career path, with time spent as in-house counsel at a startup telecommunications equipment company; a consumer electronics company; a mobile computer manufacturer; and as president of his own patent firm. Bob has a degree in Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Computer Engineering, and is experienced in developing and managing intellectual property relating to a variety of technical fields, including computer hardware and software, automotive systems, consumer electronics, telecommunications, water treatment systems, electrical motor control systems, semiconductor technologies, and others. Bob enjoys working with inventors to help them protect their innovations. Bob also has extensive experience in preparing and managing the legal aspects of clean room reverse engineering efforts and copyright issues relating to software and computer systems and Bob has also assisted in the sale and other monetization of patent portfolios.
It is very difficult for early stage companies to get into the patent system. IP protection is an important part of any business plan or strategy. This topic should definitely not be ignored as it is key in valuations and long term protection of your knowledge. Start-up companies are invited to a hands on session on writing a Provisional Patent Application. In this seminar you will learn the basics, save money and meet industry leading patent professionals. Who should attend? Start-up companies, high tech or otherwise and Founders, CEOs, CTOs, and anyone interested in protecting their knowledge.