Miriam Paton Registered Patent Agent

For the past 19 years, Miriam has worked as a patent agent, which combines some of her favourite pastimes: learning new ideas, spending time with really smart people, and persuading others that she’s right! She has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications worldwide in a variety of disciplines. Over the years, her clients have included Intel, IBM, Microsoft, BlackBerry, and Ciena. Miriam’s friendly, helpful attitude and her acute analytical skills are highly valued by her clients.

In 2014 and again in 2015, Miriam was recognized as one of the leading experts in patent prosecution in Canada by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners – a unique guide that identifies the top patent firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe.

Miriam is involved in professional organizations and recently finished a 2-year term as co-chair of a Patent Practice committee with representatives of the Canadian Patent Office.

In her pre-patent life, Miriam worked as a proofreader, a research assistant, and a math teacher. She also spent 8 years in industry as a software designer and developer.