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Jeffrey Slater

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Jeffrey Slater

Senior Patent Agent
  • Smart & Biggar LP
Language(s): English

Patent agent and engineer builds commercially-focused patent portfolios for innovative clients

A strategic advisor with experience maximizing IP investments, Jeffrey first gains a holistic understanding of his clients’ business objectives and challenges. Jeffrey combines his patent expertise and engineering background to help innovative companies obtain patent protection for their electrical, computer, mechanical and software-related inventions.

With his strong technical knowledge, Jeffrey skillfully advises Canadian clients on all aspects of patent-related work with a focus on prosecution and patent portfolio growth and utilization. Jeffrey counsels clients on patent matters during all phases of product development to identify opportunities for commercially advantageous patent protection and potential design-around options to mitigate infringement risks. He is also relied on to procure patent protection in Canada by associate firms internationally, including in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Jeffrey advises clients ranging from small start-ups to large multi-national corporations, primarily focused on telecommunications, software, consumer products and medical devices.

  • News
  • Speaking
  • Industry Involvement
  • "IP Strategies for AI Ocean Companies", presentation, Ocean Startup Project, November 23, 2023
  • "Function and form: IP strategy to leverage utility and design patents," webinar for Invest Ottawa, October 12, 2022
  • "Function and form: IP strategy to leverage utility and design patents," webinar for Invest Ottawa, October 21, 2020


  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers