Empowering Innovators & Protecting Ideas

Serving clients and associates across the globe since 1994

About Our Firm

Hill & Schumacher is a modern IP firm based in Toronto with a focus on the protection of high tech IP. Our expertise lies in working closely with high tech startups, entrepreneurs, scientists and tech transfer professionals to develop clear and actionable IP strategies and build strong and valuable IP portfolios from the ground up.

A Small Firm with Deep Experience in IP Strategy, Patent Drafting and International Prosecution

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Years of Experience

Why Work With Us

Deep technical experience

Our patent agents have Ph.D. degrees in physics and chemistry and embrace the challenge of protecting deep tech and complex inventions.

Our Strategic Approach to IP

We build IP portfolios and craft actionable IP strategies with a focus on value creation.

entrepreneurial mindset

We work alongside our clients with a shared entrepreneurial mindset on developing valuable IP assets along the path to commercialization.

International Expertise

We are experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, with deep expertise in US prosecution.

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B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Lynn Schumacher

Partner | Registered Patent Agent

B.A.Sc., LL.B., P.Eng

Nancy Hill

Partner | Registered Patent & Trademark Agent

B.Sc (Eng.), M.Sc., PhD.

Stephen Leonard

Registered Patent Agent


Heather MacKeracher

Registered Trademark Agent