ROBIC Welcomes Patent Agent Nancy Barriault and Lawyer Sarah Ismert to its Team
Nancy Barriault is a patent agent. She specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and in the drafting of opinions on validity, infringement, right to manufacture and patentability in the fields related to chemistry and life sciences. She is also involved in due diligence matters and in the management of patent portfolios.
She is a registered patent agent in Canada (2007) and the United States (2010).
Before joining ROBIC, Nancy worked as intellectual property manager in the pharmaceutical industry, where she acquired experience in the management of a patent portfolio in Canada as well as in foreign countries, going from the drafting and filing of patent applications up until their issuance.
Prior to her debut in the field of intellectual property in 2004, Nancy also worked in the research and development of new pharmaceuticals, more particularly in medicinal and synthetic chemistry.
Nancy is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and sits on the Public Awareness Committee of IPIC. At the firm, she is part of the Life Sciences Committee.
Sarah Ismert is a lawyer and a member of the Québec Bar since 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.) at Université de Montréal in 2010. She specializes in trademarks. She regularly conducts trademark searches to advise clients on the availability of trademarks in Canada, and is involved in all stages of the process of registering trademarks.
Prior to joining ROBIC, Sarah Ismert completed her articling at a civil litigation firm.
During her law studies, she was involved in many extracurricular activities. She was notably President of the Committee of the Arts Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal in 2009-2010 and was awarded a scholarship for her remarkable contribution to the faculty life.
Prior to law school, Sarah Ismert completed a Bachelor of Arts at McGill, majoring in psychology.