For Immediate Release
OTTAWA, Ontario, June 18, 2015 – Stratford Managers Corporation announced today the expansion of its Intellectual Property (IP) services practice and strengthening of its presence in the Greater Toronto Area. Intellectual Property experts Elaine Johnson and Damian Kraemer have joined the company’s IP practice in Ottawa and Toronto respectively, with combined expertise in pharmaceutical and biotechnology, aerospace, nuclear technology and electronic displays.
“Stratford Managers’ IP practice has doubled in size in the last year, as we’ve developed new services that improve IP portfolio value for our clients”, said Natalie Giroux, Vice President of Intellectual Property & Technology at Stratford Managers. “We are delighted to welcome domain experts Elaine and Damian to our growing IP team to further enhance the strategic IP Management services we offer.”
Stratford Managers IP practice provides both retainer-based (Virtual IP Management) and project-based support to innovative organizations that require strategic and high-value IP management. The company provides pragmatic, proactive IP services to create valuable IP portfolios that deliver maximum value to investors, shareholders, or acquirers.
Elaine Johnson has diverse experience in biopharma research and intellectual property. During her career she has been involved in product development, clinical research and marketing. She has worked within and led numerous teams, and has served as technical advisor to a variety of companies ranging from start-ups to multinational companies. Elaine is a registered Patent Agent in both Canada and the United States, and holds a Ph.D. in Membrane Transport from the University of Manchester.
Damian Kraemer combines excellent technical knowledge, legal expertise and an insightful strategic sense to provide effective, efficient and timely advice to clients of all sizes, with a particular emphasis on small and medium sized enterprises. In addition to being a registered Canadian Patent Agent, Damian is a licensed member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, having earned both a J.D. and a Masters in IP Law from the University of Toronto, and an M.S. from Caltech.
Stratford Managers is the management-consulting firm that helps innovative businesses achieve their full potential. Founded in 2006 by renowned entrepreneur Jim Roche, Stratford Managers offers coaching and advisory services, strategic planning, project delivery and interim/virtual management services. Drawing upon a unique combination of seasoned operational experience and world class consulting expertise, Stratford Managers helps clients develop and implement strategies to improve, grow and transform their businesses. www.stratfordmanagers.com
For additional information contact:
Natalie Giroux, VP and Practice Lead, Intellectual Property and Technology
Doug Michaelides, VP Sales and Marketing