Dominique  Pomerleau

Dominique Pomerleau

Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, Principal, Engineer, Patent Agent in Canada and in the United States


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Tel. Québec: 418 653-1817
Languages: English, French
Protecting your innovations and inventions in order to make them commercially successful is my priority!

Dominique Pomerleau is specialized in patent matters in the fields of mechanical, industrial processes, pulp and papers, mineralurgy, metallurgy, materials and plasturgy, and industrial designs. She has almost 20 years of experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications as well as in the drafting of patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions. Dominique also advises clients in intellectual property portfolios and due diligence matters. Her advice and the strategies she recommends vary according to the needs of her clientele, which is as much at the level of SMEs as large Canadian and foreign companies.

She is a registered patent agent in Canada since 2005 and in the United States since 2006. Dominique earned the highest overall result in patent agents’ examinations in Canada in 2005, which earned her the J. Edward Maybee Memorial Award.

Dominique is recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 since 2015: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a guide to the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). The research process prior to the publication of the guide was conducted over several months and involved over 1,500 interviews with patent specialists around the globe. The guide mentions: “The “amazing” Dominique Pomerleau “does great work and her customers are always satisfied”, thanks to her “swift comprehension of technical matters” […] “Dominique Pomerleau is singled out as “a very intelligent and strategic attorney, who gets to the bottom of the invention and advises clients accordingly” […] ”Brilliantly helping patrons to strengthen their legal protection are electronics and telecommunications doyen Louis-Pierre Gravelle and Dominique Pomerleau, a materials science Ph.D. who can instantly get to grips with the most sophisticated mechanical inventions” […] and “Nathalie Jodoin, Dominique Pomerleau and Louis-Pierre Gravelle are also adept at fortifying the inventions of prestigious companies with iron-cast prosecution. They all have a glowing reputation for mechanical matters. […] Nathalie Jodoin and Dominique Pomerleau both have a background in metallurgy and excel at protecting industrial process innovations. […] In metallurgy, Dominique Pomerleau and Nathalie Jodoin dish out superb due diligence analyses and build up iron-clad protection around inventions. […] Metallurgy maestros Nathalie Jodoin and Dominique Pomerleau are meticulous in drafting applications and can identify the optimum route to grant.”

  • Ph. D. in Metallurgical Engineering, Université Laval (2003)
  • M. Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering, Université Laval (2002)
  • B. Eng. in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Université Laval (1998)
  • Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (ADRIQ)/ Réseau conseil en technologie et en innovation (RCTi)
  • College of Patent Agents & Trademark Agents (CPATA)
  • Industrial Design - counsel
    • Medical Devices
    • Drafting and Prosecution of Industrial Design Applications
    • Validity, Infringement and Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Patents - Counsel
    • Due Diligence
    • Portfolio Management
    • Drafting and Prosecution of Patent Applications
    • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
    • Strategic Planning
    • International Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patents - Fields of Science and Engineering
    • Medical Devices
    • Nanotechnology
    • Process Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Robotics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry
    • Electrochemistry
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metallurgy
    • Mineralurgy
    • Materials
    • Plasturgy
    • Industrial Processes
    • Rheology
    • Physical Sciences
    • Wind Energy
  • Pomerleau, D & Hodouin, Daniel & , Poulin. (2005). A first principle simulator of an iron oxide pellet induration furnace – An application to optimal tuning. Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly. 44. 571-582.
  • Pomerleau, Dominique & Hodouin, Daniel & Poulin, Éric. (2003). Performance analysis of a dynamic phenomenological controller for a pellet cooling process. Journal of Process Control. 13. 139-153.
  • Pomerleau, Dominique & Pomerleau, André & Hodouin, Daniel & Poulin, Éric. (2003). A procedure for the design and evaluation of decentralised and model-based predictive multivariable controllers for a pellet cooling process. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 27. 217-233.
  • Pomerleau, Dominique & Pomerleau, André. (2001). Guide lines for the tuning and the evaluation of decentralized and decoupling controllers for processes with recirculation. ISA transactions. 40. 341-51.
  • Pomerleau, Dominique & Hodouin, Daniel & Poulin, Eric. (2000). A phenomenological nonlinear multivariable controller for a pellet cooling process. IFAC Proceedings Volumes. 33. 167-172.
  • Gestion des actifs stratégiques de propriété intellectuelle en période d’incertitude (ROBIC, octobre 2020)
  • La protection de la propriété intellectuelle et la fiducie de protection d’actifs: des outils essentiels pour éviter de perdre le fruit de son travail ! – en collaboration avec Me Pierre-Alain Roy et Me Luc Paradis de Morency Société d’avocats, Corporatio
  • Brevets, dessins industriels et marques de commerce : risques pour les entreprises, Regroupement des gestionnaires de risque, Québec, avril 2014
  • La protection de la propriété intellectuelle et la fiducie de protection d’actifs: des outils essentiels pour éviter de perdre le fruit de son travail ! – en collaboration avec Me Pierre-Alain Roy et Me Luc Paradis de Morency Société d’avocats, Corporatio
  • Le brevet: démarches, frais, délais et commercialisation, Tournée Mireille Jean « Innover c’est bien… breveter c’est mieux!», Ste-Marie-de Beauce et Québec, 2012
  • Atelier clinique sur la propriété intellectuelle, Journée sur la propriété intellectuelle de l’Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC), Montréal, 2012
  • La propriété intellectuelle comme outil de développement des affaires pour les entreprises du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, CLD du Saguenay, Chicoutimi, 2012
  • La propriété intellectuelle en milieu collégial – Qui a les droits?, 9e congrès de la Fédération des cégeps, Québec, 2012
  • L’innovation ouverte ou comment tirer des bénéfices d’un partenariat d’affaires sans trop de risques, Association des manufacturiers en électronique du Québec, Québec, 2011