Stephan Georgiev

Partner at Smart & Biggar

Stephan Georgiev is a partner, patent agent and certified licensing professional in Smart & Biggar’s Montréal office. During his more than 25-year career in intellectual property, Mr Georgiev has built a reputation as an exceptional senior patent and IP strategist, and is the architect of hundreds of commercially successful patents. Many of those patents have been the subject of legal enforcement proceedings in Canada leading to significant wins for clients.

Mr Georgiev advises clients – ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations – on patents, with a focus on prosecution, client counselling, and patent portfolio growth and utilisation. He counsels clients at every stage of product development, on all patent protection and commercialisation opportunities, and analyses competitor patent portfolios to identify risks. He also regularly coordinates the preparation of market clearance, validity and patentability opinions and successfully leads complex Patent Office proceedings such as patent appeals and re-examinations.

Clients seek out Mr Georgiev for his expertise in due diligence investigations. He analyses and assesses the strength of a patent portfolio and weeds out potential patent infringement risks during investment, technology acquisition or business sale transactions.

Mr Georgiev’s expertise includes diverse technologies in the electronics and mechanical fields with a focus on business methods, consumer products, software and user interfaces, electronics (x-ray image analysis, speech recognition, data transmission and routing, wireless technologies, speech and video coding, and echo cancellation) and mechanical devices, including railway technologies.

Mr Georgiev has been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star” and by Who’s Who Legal in both their Canada and Patents journals. He is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and a member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys.

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