A registered Canadian and U.S. patent agent with 25 years of hands-on experience in intellectual property (IP) management, I now provide patent agency and business and IP consulting services to companies and individual inventors under the Tees Consulting banner.
In recent years I have focused on IP services such as patent procurement, but before the turn of the century, I was a one-person IP department for a series of Vancouver companies. I managed patent portfolios, license agreements, new invention identification, inventor verification, cost control, reporting, and executive decision making. I also managed IP Departments during the process of “going public” not once, but twice.
I understand what it is like to manage outside law firms, and how complicated it can seem. A patent portfolio means lots of letters, lots of decisions, and lots of money. I can help on all of those fronts.