Stephan Georgiev is a partner in Smart & Biggar’s Montreal office. He has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property. Stephan’s practice involves most aspects of patent-related work with an emphasis on prosecution, client counselling, and patent portfolio growth and utilization. He advises clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations.
Stephan counsels clients on patent matters that may arise under many different business scenarios and does so during all phases of product development to identify opportunities for patent protection likely to provide significant commercial advantages. He analyses competitor patent portfolios to identify potential infringement risks and advises clients during the product design process on design-around options, and he also studies competitor products and provides advice from the perspective of patent portfolio enforcement. He regularly coordinates the preparation of market clearance, validity and patentability opinions.
Stephan's technical expertise extends to diverse technologies in the electronics and mechanical fields with a focus on business methods, and consumer products and software such as personal care products, software 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.
Stephan is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and a member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).
BEng (1984). Certified Licensing Professional. Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Last updated 1st June 2018