Oliver Stone
Partner, Ottawa
Patent Agent


Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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  • University of London (United Kingdom) B.Sc. Hons. (Physics) 1985
  • University of London (United Kingdom) Ph.D. 1990; thesis titled Electrical transport properties of two-dimensional systems at low temperatures
  • European Patent Attorney 1994
  • UK Chartered Patent Agent 1999
  • Registered Patent Agent 2002
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Dr. Oliver Stone's practice has been dedicated to patent drafting and prosecution for over 20 years. He has a vast array of experience with all aspects of the Canadian patent procurement process, including: assessing patentability and performing freedom-to-operate searches; drafting applications; reporting and responding to Office Actions; preparing infringement and validity opinions; and counselling clients regarding portfolio management strategies. He has also advised clients extensively on and assisted with the preparation of industrial design applications. Oliver also has first-hand experience with practising before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office, which affords him a unique perspective on both assisting Canadian clients with their overseas applications and advising foreign associates on the procedural differences and potential challenges they may encounter in Canada.

Oliver has drafted patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including telecommunications, electronic devices, processor architecture, imaging systems (including MRI and laser cameras), flight control systems, power generation, protective garments for military and emergency service personnel, solar energy capture and conversion systems, and anti-counterfeiting and security devices.

The majority of Oliver's client activities involve corporate clients of all sizes, and he has also worked with Canadian universities and government research organizations. He has also assisted large corporate clients based in the United States, Korea and Japan with their Canadian patent procurement needs. Oliver's track record of securing patent grant in difficult and complex cases is of particular value to clients operating within highly technological fields.

Rankings and recognition

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada under Patents
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Industrial Designs
Software/Information Technologies


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Member, American Physical Society

Speaking engagements

  • "Business Method Patents: Coming of Age," organized by LEXPERT Magazine, Toronto, November 2012
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