Steve Leach is a partner in the firm of Ridout & Maybee LLP. Established in 1893, the firm has a long history of leadership in the innovation space. John G. Ridout was the author of the first Canadian textbook on patents. James E. Maybee was the first President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Steve is a founding member of the Hamilton Innovation Factory and chair of the Queens' Chemistry Innovation Council.