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  • Useful and Non-Obvious News – Spring / 16

    April 1, 2016

    By Adam Mizera

    Full-Text Patent Search Now Available in Espacenet

    Since Spring 2016, it is now possible to do full-text searches for patents in the Espacenet database for certain types of patents. In the European patent and international patent application databases, one can now perform a full text search in the description and claims of all European patent applications (EP) and published international patent applications (PCT),

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  • Two New Professionnals Join the ROBIC team

    April 1, 2016

    Yuheng Tom Zhang specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, information technology, and mechanical inventions.

    He has been practicing in the field of Patent Law since 2009 and became a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States as of 2014.

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  • Tax Breaks for Innovative Companies !

    April 1, 2016

    By Louis-Pierre Gravelle

    The Québec government announced in its budget tabled March 17, 2016 tax measures for innovative companies. These measures are in addition to other measures in place to promote research and development, and the commercialization of this research.

    R&D Tax Credits

    Québec, like many other jurisdictions, provides a tax credit for R&D activities.

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  • A Bright but Perilous Future for the Tech-Wearing Human

    April 1, 2016

    By Louis-Pierre Gravelle and Vincent Bergeron

    This text was initially published on the C2 Montreal blog. ROBIC is an official partner of the event and hosted a round table on Wednesday, May 25th.

    The pulse of the tech community indicates that the initial hype and futuristic curiosity associated with wearable tech is slowly fading,

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  • The Presence of French on Public Signage in Quebec

    April 1, 2016

    By Catherine Bergeron

    In the spring of 2015, the Court of Appeal of Quebec confirmed that the Charter of the French Language and the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business allow to display publicly, on signs, posters and commercial advertising, trade-marks in a language other than French, including trade-marks displayed outside a commercial building.

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  • Tax breaks for innovative companies

    April 1, 2016

    Quebec’s government recently announced in its budget, a new tax break for innovative companies. Louis-Pierre Gravelle, Partner, Patent Agent and Lawyer at our firm, wrote an article that explains this new measure meant to encourage innovation in Quebec.

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