Gregory Forrest

Patent Agent


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Education & Qualifications

  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent (2014)
  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent (2015)
  • Professional Engineer (APEGA)
  • M.Sc. mechanical engineering (British Columbia, 2004)
  • B.Sc. electronic systems engineering (Regina, 2000)
  • CSSE software systems engineering (Regina, 2000)

Greg Forrest is a client-focused patent agent with particular experience in electronic, software, industrial, and human-computer interface technology.

Greg has more than 15 years of experience in the patent field in a broad range of technology areas such as electronics, touch systems, financial technology, transportation, computer vision and medical devices. He worked in-house at a Calgary-based technology company and grew its patent portfolio prior to an initial public offering (IPO). He understands the client’s perspective regarding the business requirements of a patent program and infringement risks. He has also obtained experience from a Boston-based patent search firm, a Bay Street full-service law firm and an IP boutique.

Greg’s breadth of experience has involved:

  • managing and growing international patent portfolios
  • advising executives and senior management on patent portfolio strategy
  • evaluating patent portfolios for licensing and acquisition purposes
  • working with developers in formulating inventions and designing around competitor patents
  • conducting patent invalidity searches and analysis on behalf of clients involved in high profile litigations
  • Professional Engineer with APEGA
  • Highest mark on Paper B of the Canadian Patent Agent Exams (2011)