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IP Strategy Expert

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Job Description

Montreal, Québec
Stratford Managers Corporation
patent agent

Stratford Managers is seeking an experienced project manager with Intellectual Property (IP) and business development experience to join our rapidly expanding Intellectual Property management Practice. 

At Stratford, we differentiate our services by focusing on providing our clients with innovative solutions that are tailored to their unique needs and business environment. Our goal is to work as a true partner such that our client's success feels like our success. We help organizations grow, improve and transform! 

This position reports to the IP Operations practice leader at Stratford Managers. The position is located in Montréal

You will mainly be focused on the following client-facing activities:

  • Business development to source new clients.
  • Drafting patent applications
  • Handling patent prosecution
  • Proactive support to client to ensure IP strategy is implemented and processes are being followed.
  • Develop business for all Stratford practices and joint opportunities
  • Interfacing with clients to generate/filter invention disclosures
  • Contributing to work products required for patent litigation
  • Other tasks/projects as assigned by the practice lead or your clients


You will be responsible for several virtual IP manager roles (leading some of these) or project-based roles with different clients covering a variety of industries and technologies.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Business development
  • Have an undergraduate degree and/or experience in engineering
  • Patent agent or patent lawyer qualification with at least 2-year experience in drafting and prosecution.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, versatile and efficient
  • Quick learner
  • Proficient at multitasking
  • Proactive and strategic thinking
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Adaptable to a variety of duties
  • Independent, capable of self-directing your work
  • Leadership competencies

If you are a high energy, ambitious, and talented individual who meets these criteria we would love to have you join our team of like-minded professionals. You will be part of a fun work environment where we achieve great satisfaction through helping our clients grow their businesses.


Natalie Giroux
(613) 818-1048