Dominique Nolet Finishes First on National Patent Agent Exam


Dominique Nolet, Eng. obtained the highest overall score in Canada on the Patent Agent Qualifying Exam in 2011. She also finished first in the patent drafting portion of this exam.

The patent agent exam is held yearly and consists of four written papers, respectively covering patent drafting, responding to Office Actions, patent validity and patent infringement.

In recognition of her excellent results in the Canadian patent agent exam, Dominique Nolet will receive the J. Edward Maybee Memorial award (highest overall score). ROBIC is proud to mention that this is the second time that a member of the firm receives this award; Dominique Pomerleau, Ph.D., partner at the Quebec office, also received the J. Edward Maybee Prize for the highest overall score in the 2005 exam.

This year’s recipient of the prize, Dominique Nolet, will also receive the Mary F. Morency Award for the highest score in the drafting portion of the exam. The awards will be remitted to Dominique Nolet by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Foundation on October 12, 2012. The ceremony will take place in Vancouver, during the closing gala of the Institute’s annual meeting.

Dominique Nolet is specialized in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions, in the fields of electronics, electricity, telecommunications and computer science. Dominique graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2000, with a degree in electrical engineering. She joined ROBIC’s patent department in 2007.