Peter Johnson is recognized and respected as one of the local pioneers in the now burgeoning field of intellectual property (IP) law.Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1956, then spent four years working as an engineer in the oil industry. He then attended law school at the University of British Columbia and graduated in 1963.Peter was admitted to practice at the Canadian and U.S. Patent Offices in 1966. He has exclusively worked in the patent and trademark fields since that time.Since 2001 Peter has practised at Parlee McLaws and has assisted in growing the firm’s intellectual property group to one of the largest in Western Canada.Peter’s long-standing career, particularly in the oil and gas sector, is a testament to the quality of his work and his dedication to the innovators in our province. He has helped clients obtain patents relating to a variety of technologies, such as the oil sands hot water process, the SAGD oil recovery process, various downhole tools, medical prostheses, garage overhead doors and pipeline equipment.Peter has enjoyed helping young trainees prepare for the patent agent exams and has watched with pride as they succeeded and matured into respected patent agents in Alberta and beyond. He is honoured to have been able to guide and influence others who share his passion for innovation.Please join us in congratulating Peter on this important milestone and in thanking him for his contributions to the intellectual property community.