Louise G. Bernier

Louise G. Bernier

Ph. D., experimental medicine (immunology) and Patent Agent, Partner


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Tel. Québec: 418 780-1977
Languages: English, French
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Louise Bernier has a vast experience to advise her clients in matters of patent portfolio management, life cycle extension and due diligence reviews. She specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and the drafting of patentability, validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions. Her technical expertise covers, amongst others: biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, bioprocesses, agribusiness and environmental sciences.

Registered as a Canadian patent agent in 1992 and in the United-States since 1995, Louise has been one of the first patent agents in Québec to devote her skills to the biochemistry area. Louise has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of life sciences, having worked in a national patent firms and as head of patent departments for various businesses in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals before joining ROBIC.

Louise holds a Ph.D. degree in experimental medicine (immunology) completed in 1991 at McGill University. Her studies were directed to the changes appearing in blood group antigens upon oncogenesis of leukemia cells and their potential role as targets of the natural killer immune cells (NK).

Louise is a member of the life sciences and the cannabis committee at ROBIC.

  • Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine, McGill University (1991)
  • Training in US IP law and licensing of technology (pilot) program, Franklin Pierce Law Center (1989)
  • M. Sc. in medical biochemistry, Université Laval (1985)
  • B. Sc.iIn biochemistry, Université Laval (1983)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Agri-Foods
  • Botanical prescription drugs
  • Diagnostics
  • Environment
  • Natural health products and extracts
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Valorization of wastes
  • Patents - Counsel
    • Due Diligence
    • Drafting and Prosecution of Patent Applications
    • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
    • Licensing and Technology Transfers (Patents - Counsel)
  • Patents - Fields of Science and Engineering
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Forestry Engineering
    • Process Engineering
    • Biopharmaceutics
    • Catalysis and Polymers
    • Polymers Chemistry
    • Formulation and Cosmetics
    • Agri-food
    • Biochemistry
    • Biocomputing
    • Biology
    • Biophotonics
    • Life Sciences
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Electrochemistry
    • Genetics
    • Pharmacology
    • Plasturgy
    • Green Technologies
  • La propriété intellectuelle pour les startups en agroalimentaire – Tout ce que vous devez savoir (Mycélium – Incubateur alimentaire, Mai 2019)
  • L’utilisation d’un biointrant peut-elle constituer une invention brevetable?, Institut de recherche et de développement en agroalimentaire, St-Bruno, 2018
  • Stratégies de protection de vos actifs intangibles, Nouveau-Brunswick (Shippagan), 2017
  • L’importance de la PI en innovation, Initiative BioMar, Gaspé, 2017
  • Stratégies de protection de votre PI et gestion de l’innovation, Université du Québec à Rimouski, 2017