Robert Hendry, B.A., LL.B B.Sc (he/him)

Senior Counsel
+1 306 241 3304 (mobile) 

Rob Hendry is an intellectual property lawyer, Canadian and U.S. patent agent, and Canadian trademark agent, with a focus on patent prosecution, large portfolio management, technology related due diligence, strategic advising, and technology commercialization. With a business-focused approach arising from his years as in-house counsel with a multinational group of energy companies, Rob looks for the value he can bring to clients wherever they are and whatever they need to accomplish

Rob has provided cost-effective and strategically focused legal services to clients over the past two decades, across numerous sectors and industries.


Patent Prosecution
  • Rob works with companies, universities, and entrepreneurial innovators to establish strategic patent assets that generate competitive advantage and opportunities for growth and profit.
  • Working within a business model approach, Rob helps clients to understand how and why patent assets can provide value for them where they are.
  • Whether a large international portfolio or a single key patent, he works with clients to create a patenting strategy that gets them what they need.
Technology Clearance and Due Diligence
  • Too often businesses embrace a technology and push ahead with full energy- only to find a third-party patent blocking the path. Or they seek to acquire a technology asset, only to find after closing that the patent portfolio is mostly expired or too narrow to provide significant value.
  • Rob becomes part of the commercial team that vets technology plays and makes sure our client has the information necessary to properly assess the opportunity.
Technology Commercialization
  • You have an invention- but how do you extract value from that? Rob has many years of experience working with clients to find the right way to commercialize their intellectual property assets..
  • Negotiating joint research and development projects- whatever you need, Rob can work with you to assess the opportunity and find a solution that make sense for you.


  • Drafting, filing, and managing international patent portfolios for hydrogen group of companies
  • Patent and trademark portfolio work for international energy company
  • Was in-house IP counsel for multinational energy group of companies
  • Worked with several start-up technology companies to establish patent position, supporting fundraising and international business opportunities
  • Helped numerous US and overseas clients obtain patent and trademark protection in Canada
  • Established global network of IP professionals to assist Canadian clients with international rights
  • Negotiated suite of agreements for multinational client enabling development and deployment of wildlife preservation technology


  • Co-Chair, Public Awareness Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Board Member, Saskatoon Zoo Foundation
  • Former 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
  • Former Director, Saskatchewan Advanced Technology Association


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Fellow)


  • Alberta Bar, 2004
  • Saskatchewan Bar, 2003
  • LL.B., University of Saskatchewan, 2000
  • M.T.S., St. Paul School of Theology, 1994
  • B.A. Honors, Graceland University, 1992
  • B.Sc. Advanced, University of Saskatchewan, 1990


  • Speaker, “What to Consider Before Contacting a Patent Agent,” Innovation Place (Saskatoon)
  • Speaker, “Drafting and Negotiating IP Agreements: Canadian Bar Association: Mid-Winter Meeting
  • Speaker, “Protecting Your IP: How to Do It, Why to Care,” Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Centre; Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
  • Speaker, “Advising Clients on Innovation Handling,” Canadian Bar Association: Saskatchewan Business Law North Section
  • Speaker, “Why Patent? Pros and Cons of the System,” Innovation Place (Saskatoon)
  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property Law: Tips and Traps,” Canadian Bar Association: Saskatchewan Technology & IP North Section
  • Speaker, “Innovation Handling: Contamination, Leakage and Other IP Risks,” Innovation Place (Saskatoon)


  • The Best Lawyers in Canada- Technology Law, 2014-2023
  • Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory, Intellectual Property, 2019-2022
  • 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 Honors list, Graceland University, 1990-1992