- Professional Engineers
Chief Executive Officer at Perry + Currier Inc
Andrew Currier is a recognised leader in intellectual property, combining the industry, law and academic experience that he garnered before co-founding Perry + Currier Inc (PCK). Mr Currier’s industry experience includes being general counsel for a publicly traded flat-panel display company, IP counsel for a Silicon Valley start-up and an engineer in the automotive industry. In law, Mr Currier practised for several years with three of Canada’s national firms. In academia, Mr Currier held a teaching appointment as adjunct professor at Western University in London, Ontario, teaching patent law from 2000 to 2007. Cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, he is also co-author (with Stephen Perry) of Canadian Patent Law (second edition, Butterworths, 2014), the first text on Canadian patent law written by practitioners in over 30 years.
Mr Currier combines the traditions of professional excellence with modern business savvy. As co-founder of PCK, he spearheaded several innovations in professional practice management – notably PCK’s paperless practice, which includes state-of-the-art electronic workflow and billing engines, a subject on which Mr Currier speaks regularly. This work has placed PCK at the forefront of the use of advanced software to efficiently deliver tier-1 professional services using transparent, ‘chief financial officer-friendly’ cost management tools that focus on client value rather than opaque billable hours.
Mr Currier’s breadth of experience is expressed through his practice; his counselling of clients on all aspects of intellectual property – including strategy, invention mining, branding, portfolio management, commercialisation, litigation and dispute resolution – is built on a core foundation of excellence in originating patent and trademark preparation, filing and prosecution. His clients range from start-ups to large enterprises, and he takes pride in bringing his skills to the corporate journey – all the way from founding to scaling and maturity.