I'm Myriam.


    Meet Myriam Davidson. As Vice President of Stratford Intellectual Property, Myriam leads a team of IP Strategy experts in delivering end-to-end IP strategy and implementation services to lean in as trusted strategic advisors.

    Myriam specializes in intellectual property strategy design and implementation aligned with ISO 56005. Her clients include SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs, universities, and multinational corporations.

    Working along many clients as a strategic advisor with the mandate to share her enthusiasm for, not only how IP strategy can be used for the service of business strategy, but also the possibilities that can be mined in IP analytics. She designs bespoke IP strategies that not only aligns with the overall business strategy but are also pragmatically implementable. This ensures that the IP strategy is not just theoretical but a core driver of operational success. .

    As an advocate for IP literacy, she prioritizes sharing her expertise through speaking engagements, content creation, and mentorship. She has been involved giving IP awareness development sessions through Government of Canada funded programs and as a guest lecturer at Carleton University Sprott School of Business - IP Strategy Certificate Program. Examples of her asynchronous content includes interviews, articles, blogs, podcasts, LinkedIN posts, and contributions to the Stratford IP Strategy Academy curriculum.

    "What we really appreciate about Stratford is their pragmatic approach to IP strategy. They’ve made the process straightforward, allowing us to focus on our core business while knowing our IP is in expert hands. Their support has not only strengthened our IP portfolio but also given us the peace of mind that our innovations are protected and strategically positioned for the future."

    Bernard Breton, Adaptiv Networks

    An Interview

    with Myriam.

    Beyond our credentials, what sets us apart are the values we share and the ways we work. Every member of our team has a passion for giving back and helping organizations reach their goals. It’s why clients often tell us that when they met our people, they knew they wanted to do business with us.


    To help you get to know us a little better, we sat down with some of our team members and interviewed them on everything from professional experience and obstacles to extracurricular activities and playlist recommendations. We thought you may appreciate seeing the personal side of our team through their shared personal insights, recommendations and hobbies.

    What do you like to listen to while working?

    • Avicii

    • Kygo

    • Lindsey Stirling

    • Loreena McKennit

    • DJ Tronky

    • DJ Soltrix

    • DJ Earworm

    What are your favourite business books, podcasts, and blogs?

    • The Heart of Change - Kotter and Cohen

    • On Managing Yourself - HBR's 10 Must Reads

    • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Col. Chris Hadfield

    Who are you most influenced by?

    Passionate and creative people who empower others to be the best version of themselves.

    What is one piece of advice you find yourself constantly sharing with your clients?

    Design with the end goal in mind. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day operations, but by taking the end goal in mind you ensure that whatever you are doing will create the most value. Whether it is strategically and intentional choosing and IP strategy for your portfolio growth or elucidating the business question behind an IP analytics analysis. Time spent up-front pays dividends.

    How do you add value to your clients?

    It really starts with listening. By listening and understanding a client’s goals, I think ahead to ways I can proactively help clients achieve their goals and objectives. Once I understand them, I can then lean-in and get it done. Simply put, where I add value with our clients is making IP strategy and management easy, and effortless; our clients are busy, and having us as a trusted partner to help them implement an IP strategy that aligns with their business objectives is paramount.

    What do you think makes Stratford unique?

    At the heart of our service offerings is a dedication to providing a quality of experience that creates peace of mind. Stratford Intellectual Property’s unique Virtual Intellectual Property Department (VIP) service eases the minds of busy executives by managing and implementing IP protection in a proactive manner.

    What is your favourite type of client engagement?

    By far it’s a VIP engagement. I like being a part of the client’s team and learning more about their business. VIP gives me the opportunity to work with clients on a continuous basis to design and implement a dynamic IP strategy. I help them achieve not only their IP goals but also their business objectives. In working with VIP clients over the years, it's so gratifying when a witness a client reaching or exceeding their business goals such as financing, acquisition, licensing deals, etc… as a result of proactive IP strategy management.

    What are some of your favourite past times?

    • Running

    • Dancing

    • Yoga

    • Aerials

    Any recommended movies or TV programs?

     • The Good Place

    • Schitt's Creek

    • Lucifer

    • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    • Grace & Frankie

    Any recommendations on people to follow on their LinkedIn or social media accounts?

    Esther Perel (I follower her on Instagram , but I think she also posts on X (formerly Twitter), not so much on LinkedIn)


    She takes a very pragmatic/interesting view on interpersonal relationships and the evolution of roles/expectations over time. She comes from a background in couples therapy but has moved to talk about workplace dynamics and it’s great!

    What’s one of the biggest obstacles you’ve had to overcome as it relates to your career?

    We all are faced with having to do more with less. I’d say coming together and knowing that we have such a great team to help our clients achieve their business goals. It can sometimes be a puzzle on how to best optimize it, but it's so rewarding.

    Do you have any favourite quotes?

    “Innovation without protection is philanthropy.”

     Kevin Rivette

    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

    – Oscar Wilde

    “What is ‘important’ is seldom ‘urgent’ and what is ‘urgent’ is seldom ‘important’.”

    – Stephen Covey

     If there is one thing you hope your clients gain from working with you, what would you want it to be?

    Confidence in results and convenience. Like I said before, our VIP service is all about creating peace of mind when it comes to IP strategy and IP protection. If nothing else, I hope my clients find ease IP strategy management and gain confidence in the acquired results from their IP strategy.



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    Awards & Recognition.


    IAM Strategy 300

    Awarded annually, this internationally recognized list identifies top practitioners who are taking IP portfolio management to the next level. These individuals are leading the way in developing and implementing strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.
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    WIPR Leader

    WIPR Leaders is a prestigious guide of the top IP practitioners globally across patent, trademark, and copyright practices. The selection process involves extensive vetting of nominees, considering their practice history, industry expertise, notable cases, and contributions to the field through writing and teaching.
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    IAM Patent 1000

    Widely regarded as the definitive resource for identifying world-class patent professionals. The rankings result from an exhaustive qualitative research project, evaluating firms and individuals based on their knowledge, market presence, notable work, and positive peer and client feedback.

    Blogs & Thought Pieces.

    Speaking Engagements.

    An in-demand thought leader and speaker, Myriam specializes in intellectual property strategy design and implementation. Myriam is passionate about demonstrating how IP strategy can serve business strategy and uncover the possibilities within IP analytics.

    Myriam's engaging presentations deliver valuable insights into creating bespoke IP strategies that align with overall business objectives and drive operational success. 

    As an advocate for intellectual property literacy, Myriam is committed to spreading knowledge and understanding about the importance and nuances of IP strategy. Through her speaking engagements, Myriam breaks down complex IP concepts into actionable insights.

    She actively seeks opportunities to encourage a holistic approach to IP strategy, emphasizing its role in innovation, competitive advantage, and long-term growth.

    Contact Myriam

    Interested in connecting with Myriam?

    Whether you're looking for a customized webinar, a speaker for your next event, or a an expert opinion on your IP, Myriam is available for:

    • Webinars and Workshops: Book Myriam to lead insightful and interactive sessions on IP strategy design and implementation and IP analytics.

      Speaking Engagements: Invite Myriam to share her expertise at your conference or event, demonstrating how IP strategy can drive business success and uncover new possibilities.

      Consultations: Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Myriam to discuss specific IP challenges, develop bespoke strategies, and ensure pragmatic implementation.