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 Afshin Zamanpour, Patent Agent and IP Strategist at Stratford Intellectual Property.
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📚 What are your favourite business books, podcasts, and blogs?
🌟 Who are you most influenced by?
My family, my former advisers during my studies, and Warren Buffett!
👍 How do you add value to your clients?
I add value by aligning my client’s IP portfolio development activities with their business objectives.
🦄 What do you think makes Stratford unique?
Stratford’s honesty and expertise is what makes them unique.
😍 What is your favourite type of client engagement?
My favourite client engagement always revolves around: IP Consulting, Patent Portfolio Management, or Patent Prosecution.
🚴♀️ What are some of your favourite past times?
I enjoy reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and family!
📺 Any recommended movies or TV programs?
🚧 What’s one of the biggest obstacles you’ve had to overcome as it relates to your career?
Upon graduation, it was very difficult for me to switch from Engineering to Intellectual Property, a whole different area.
I knew that inspiration is for amateurs, so instead of daydreaming, I started learning. After all, we all have to learn a lot in order to make it to the other side.
🤔 If there is one thing you hope your clients gain from working with you, what would you want it to be?
I would want them to achieve success in reaching their process goals, outcome goals and performance goals, simultaneously.
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 Afshin or other members of the Stratford team, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you.
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 – from patents, trade secrets, trademarks, design patents and domain names.