John Knox: Attorney with Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Partner, Vancouver, Patent Agent at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh (90 Attorneys)
  • Burns Building, 301-237 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2G 5C3
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Biography

John Knox is Managing Partner and head of the electrical and electronic engineering and computer sciences practice groups in our Vancouver office. His practice focusses on patent and industrial design protection of electrical, electronic and computer-related inventions in Canada, the United States and around the world. John has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a variety of technologies, including communications, control, data acquisition, electrical power, pure software, and mechanical. Clients and colleagues have noted that John is a “great prosecutor” who has particular know-how in statutory subject-matter issues (IAM Patents 1000, 2017). John also provides advice on the establishment and maintenance of patent procurement programs and is active in training our junior professionals in the Vancouver office in patent agency.

Prior to joining the firm, John was a patent agent at another leading Vancouver law firm. Previously, he worked as a hardware design engineer and project leader for Dynapro Systems Inc., an affiliate of Allen-Bradley Corp. His main areas of industrial experience include hardware system and communication system design using the Intel 80XXX series microprocessor family, analog design for data acquisition, telephone switchboard installation and the inspection of electrical power utility apparatus.

John has been a guest lecturer at the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and other local and international venues.

Rankings and Recognition

•Recognized in2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
•Recognized in the 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal: Patents

Recognized annually since the inaugural edition in 2012 of IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners under Prosecution

Speaking engagements

• Patents: Opposition , moderator at the FICPI Open Forum, Barcenlona, Spain, November 2014
• Getting Patents Quickly in North America, presented at the FICPI Open Forum, Sorrento, Italy, October 2013
• Recent CIPO Examination Practice Guidelines, presented at the FICPI ABC meeting, New Orleans,
Louisiana, May 2013
• The 'Art' of Patentable Subject Matter in Canada, presented at the FICPI ABC meeting, Bath, England, June 2011

Teaching activities

• Digital Electronics, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, 1983-1986

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Patents
  • Industrial Designs
  • IP Management & Strategic Counselling
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Industrial/Mechanical
  • Software/Internet/Information Technologies
  • Cleantech
  • Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
604.682.7780  Phone
604.682.0274  Fax
www.smart-biggar.ca/contacts/JohnKnox
University Attended:
University of British Columbia, B.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, 1983
Admission:
Registered Patent Agent, 1991; Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Professional Involvement

Memberships

•fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
•Member, Federation internationale des conseils en propriete intellectuelle (FICPI); member of the Finance Advisory Board; President of FICPI Canada; Technical Program Coordinator for the 2014 FICPI ABC meeting

Speaking engagements

• Patents: Opposition, moderator at the FICPI Open Forum, Barcenlona, Spain, November 2014
• Getting Patents Quickly in North America, presented at the FICPI Open Forum, Sorrento, Italy, October 2013
• Recent CIPO Examination Practice Guidelines, presented at the FICPI ABC meeting, New Orleans,
Louisiana, May 2013
• The 'Art' of Patentable Subject Matter in Canada, presented at the FICPI ABC meeting, Bath, England, June 2011

Teaching activities

• Digital Electronics, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, 1983-1986

ISLN:
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