Five New Professionnals Join ROBIC

May 1, 2017

ROBIC is happy to introduce its five new professionals who joined the team in our Montreal and Quebec offices.

Simon Lemay

Michel specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing opinions in the field of mechanics, including building mechanics, materials and biomaterials resistance, general mechanics and biomechanics.

Michel completed a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a specialization in biomechanics and biomaterials from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2016. He also interned with the aeronautical design group of an important engineering firm.

Michel Dussault

Michel se spécialise dans la rédaction et la poursuite de demandes de brevets et la rédaction d’opinions dans le domaine de la mécanique, incluant la mécanique du bâtiment, la résistance des matériaux-biomatériaux, la mécanique générale et la biomécanique.

Il a complété un baccalauréat en génie mécanique avec une orientation en biomécanique-biomatériaux à l’école Polytechnique Montréal en 2016. Il a aussi réalisé un stage en conception aéronautique dans une grande firme française d’ingénierie.

Stéphanie Lamontagne

Stéphanie specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and in providing opinions in the field of mechanical engineering.

She completed both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at École de technologie supérieure, and was awarded the BMP Innovation grant (CRSNG/FRQNT) to complete her master’s degree. Her graduate studies focused on the development of methodological tools to facilitate the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing) for a multinational corporation in the transportation field.

Through various internships, Stephanie has acquired professional experience and conducted research in the transportation, biomechanics and occupational safety industries.

Martin Gauthier

Martin specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and in the drafting of opinions on patentability, validity, counterfeiting and right to manufacture in the fields related to life sciences.

Martin Gauthier completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Université Laval in 2011. He also holds a master’s degree in chemistry from Université Laval. His postgraduate studies focused on determining the structure of proteins composing spider silk. He received scholarships from federal and provincial granting agencies: the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship) and Master’s Research Scholarship (B1) from the Quebec Research Fund (Nature and Technology) (FRQNT).

Following his studies in science, Martin Gauthier completed a Bachelor’s degree in civil law (LL.B.) at Université Laval during which he joined ROBIC’s Quebec office as an articling student. He joined ROBIC’s team of professionals in Montreal after completing the Québec Bar.

Martin Gauthier’s clients consist of companies both from Canada and abroad, who are involved in the following fields:

• Life sciences
• Pharmaceutical
• Biotechnology
• Chemical industry

Martin Gauthier is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Committee.

Laurence Danis

Laurence specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing validity, infringement, freedom to operate and patentability opinions, particularly in the field of life sciences and chemistry.

Laurence completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2011. She received a Ph.D. in Material Chemistry from McGill University in 2016 (NSERC-FQRNT scholarship). Her research focused on the use of scanning probe microscopy analysis methods to provide localized information on the fundamental mechanisms, processes and degradation of lithium ion batteries. In 2016 – 2017, Laurence was a post-doctorate fellow in the Laboratory of Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Solids (LCES) at Université de Montréal.

Within the firm, Laurence is a member of the life sciences committee.