Robert Feutlinske


For more than 25 years, Kirby IP Canada partner Robert Feutlinske has been a trusted voice at the end of the line ready to answer clients’ questions about how to protect their intellectual property. He says having direct access to an expert advisor is one of the key reasons international companies and their representatives continue to call on Kirby IP Canada.

“Our clients are under a lot of pressure,” says Robert. “When they need answers, they need them quickly. People know when they call me I’m going to get back to them promptly. My job is to relieve their anxiety, let them know we’re on it, and take action right away to get the results they’re looking for.”

Robert is a registered Canadian and U.S. patent agent. He helps clients in Canada and around the world obtain patent and industrial design protection for a wide range of technological inventions including telecommunications, medical instruments, electronics and software.

Robert joined Kirby IP Canada in 1990 after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Systems Design Engineering. He is a co-managing partner of the firm. Robert is also a member of the Patent Agent Examination Standards Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, which he joined in 2006.


  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent
  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent
  • Professional Engineer Ontario (PEO)


  • Bachelor of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, Canadian Association of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Member, Licensing Executive Society (USA and Canada)

Committee Activities

  • A current member and past chair of the IPIC Patent Agent Examination Standards Committee

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