John Knox

John Knox
Box 11115
2300-1055 West Georgia Street
V6E 3P3
British Columbia
+1 604 .682.7780


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John Knox is managing partner and head of the electrical and electronic engineering and computer sciences practice group in Smart & Biggar’s Vancouver office. His practice focuses 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 subject matters, including medical devices, communications systems, control systems, data acquisition systems, electrical power technologies, pure software and mechanical technologies. 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 programmes and is active in training junior professionals in the Vancouver office in patent agency.

Early in his career John worked as a hardware design engineer and project leader for Dynapro Systems Inc, an affiliate of Allen-Bradley Corp. As an electrical engineer he was a designer and project leader in hardware system and communication system design using Intel microprocessors and has been involved in the design of data acquisition systems. While working as an engineer, John concurrently worked as an instructor at a local technical college, teaching math and digital electronics.

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 on various topics in intellectual property.

John is actively involved in the Federation of Independent Intellectual Property Practitioners (FICPI) and is currently the president of FICPI Canada.

WWL says: John Knox is a leading light in patent protection for electronic and computer-related products and has over 25 years of experience as a patent agent.

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