Robert Hendry


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Office: Saskatoon

Main: (306) 975-7116

Fax: (306) 975-7145

Education & Qualifications

  • Registered Patent Agent (Canada and United States)
  • Registered Trademark Agent (Canada)
  • Alberta Bar (2004)
  • Saskatchewan Bar (2003)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 2000)
  • MTS (St. Paul School of Theology, 1994)
  • BA honours (Graceland University, 1992)
  • B.Sc. advanced (Saskatchewan, 1990)

Rob Hendry is an IP lawyer and patent and trademark agent with a focus on patents, strategic advising and technology commercialization. His previous experience as in-house IP counsel with a global energy player sensitized him to the importance of strategic, cost-effective IP solutions.

  • Principal outside IP counsel to SaskPower on procurement and construction of its Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project.
  • Lead intellectual property advisor to oil sands business of multinational group of oil and gas companies.
  • Strategic technology implementation advice to various Canadian and international businesses.
  • Focused, strategic and cost-effective service to small technology start-up companies.

Rob Hendry is an intellectual property lawyer, registered Canadian and United States patent agent and Canadian trademark agent. His practice includes patent prosecution in many technical fields, and strategic advising and planning regarding IP portfolios, technology commercialization, and IP-related transactions such as licensing and technology procurement. His legal experience includes a period as in-house Intellectual Property Counsel with a multinational group of oil and gas companies, where Rob provided patent and agreement services and strategic advice for various Canadian and foreign business units. His clients include independent inventors, small to large companies, foreign law firms, post-secondary institutions and multinational corporate entities.

  • Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Intellectual Property Review
  • Former Co-Chair, Professions Division, Campaign Cabinet, Saskatoon United Way
  • Former Director, Jubilee Residences
  • Former Director, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
  • Judge, Tech Venture Challenge, University of Saskatchewan (2012, 2013)
  • Former Director, Saskatchewan Advanced Technology Association
  • “Drafting and Negotiating IP Agreements: Knowing What You Need – What You Need to Know,” Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Mid-Winter Meeting (2017)
  • “Protecting Your IP: How to Do It, Why to Care,” Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Centre; Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
  • “Advising Clients on Innovation Handling,” Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Business Law North Section
  • “Why Patent? Pros and Cons of the System,” Innovation Place (Saskatoon)
  • “Intellectual Property Law: Tips and Traps,” Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Mid-Winter Meeting
  • “Patent Basics: When is an Invention an ‘Invention’?”, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Technology & IP North Section
  • “Innovation Handling: Contamination, Leakage and Other IP Risks,” Innovation Place (Saskatoon)
  • Panellist, “Integrating Innovative In-House Intellectual Property Policies in Your Organization’s Corporate Strategy,” Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in the Energy Sector, Canadian Institute
  • One of Canada’s Leading Lawyers – Intellectual Property, The Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Canada – Technology Law (since 2014)
  • Cronkite Prize in Jurisprudence, University of Saskatchewan (1999)
  • Orest and Marie Bendas Prize in Jurisprudence, University of Saskatchewan (1999)
  • Canada Law Book Co. Prize for Overall Standing in the Second-Year Law Class, University of Saskatchewan (1999)
  • Academic Scholarship, Dean’s List and Honours List, Graceland University (1990-1992)