As managers and executives at Stratford, we’ve led departments, divisions and whole organizations through growth and change. We have the ‘stars and scars’ to offer meaningful, practical guidance or serve hands-on if that’s required.
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.
We’d like to introduce you to Myriam Davison, Director of Engagement at Stratford Intellectual Property.
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🎵 What do you like to listen to while working?
📚What are your favourite business books, podcasts, and blogs?
🌟 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 Management (VIPM) 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 VIPMâ„¢ engagement. I like being a part of the client’s team and learning more about their business. VIPM 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 VIPM clients over the years, itâ€™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?
📺Any recommended movies or TV programs?
🧑💻Any recommendations on people to follow on their LinkedIn or Twitter accounts?Â
Esther Perel (I follower her on Instagram , but I think she also posts on 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 itâ€™s so rewarding.
📣 What GIF best describes you?📣 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 VIPM 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.
We look forward to introducing you to others here at Stratford and we’d love the chance to get to know you better too. If you’d like to connect with Myriam or other members of the Stratford team, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you.
About Stratford Intellectual Property
Stratford Intellectual Property has been helping companies build, protect and get the full value out of their intellectual assets since 2009. Our passion is innovation. When you call on us to design and execute your IP strategy or to manage your IP portfolio, you get access to a unique blend of IP and business expertise. We work with companies looking to create, cultivate or commercialize on their innovative culture. We can help you improve the way you develop, protect and monetize your entire IP portfolio â€“ from patents, trade secrets, trademarks, design patents and domain names.