Stephen Perry

President at PCK Intellectual Property

Stephen Perry is viewed as one of Canada’s leading patent agents. He is co-author (with Andrew Currier) of Canadian Patent Law (Butterworths, 2012; Second Edition, 2014; Third Edition, 2018), the first text on the subject by patent prosecutors in over 30 years. The first edition of this book was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada as the basis for its decision in Teva Canada Ltd v Pfizer Canada Inc ([2012] SCJ No 60, 2012 SCC 60). Mr Perry started in the field of intellectual property in 1983 and qualified as a patent agent before the US 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.

Mr Perry is active as an adviser and commentator on both Canadian and international patent and industrial design issues. He has served on the council of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian section of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, and has chaired or currently serves on various committees of both organisations, including the committees involved in development of the IPIC Code of Conduct and advancing proposals for professional self-regulation. Mr Perry is also frequently called upon to contribute his insight and views to government agencies and committees on policy and legislative matters affecting intellectual property.

Mr Perry frequently mentors patent agent trainees and those newly entering the field. A prolific author and speaker, Mr Perry has published an extensive series of articles on patent and industrial design issues and contributes to the patent and industrial design practice areas covered by Lexis Practice Advisor Canada. He lectures frequently on software patents and industrial design issues, and participates regularly in international conferences and seminars.

Professional associations

  • IPIC

Firm details

PCK Intellectual Property
1300 Yonge Street
Suite 500
Toronto ON M4T 1X3

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