Marc Gagnon has built an important expertise of 19 years in obtaining, managing and enhancing patents and industrial designs.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval in 1989 and a law degree from Université de Montréal in 1995.
Marc Gagnon was a partner for nearly 10 years in a firm specialized in intellectual property. He has a solid experience in the development of a portfolio of patents and designs, including identifying the commercial objectives and technical advantages, gathering the necessary information to prepare patent and design applications and prosecuting these applications until they are granted.
He advises companies in the fields of aeronautics, aerospace, electricity, energy, materials, mechanics, metallurgy, industrial processes, life sciences and health care, green technologies and transport.
Marc Gagnon has worked with clients developing and commercializing products such as sporting products, security equipment, forestry equipment, agricultural equipment, hydraulic equipment, medical devices, household products, concrete products and recreational products. He has acted for local small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large companies.
He also has considerable experience in providing legal opinions, including patentability opinions, patent or design infringement or validity opinions, market clearance opinions, registrability or availability trademark opinions, and trademark infringement opinions. He has also been involved in patent and design litigations, due diligences and transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, assignments and licenses.
In addition to his publications related to intellectual property, Marc Gagnon has participated to patent courses in partnership with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University for several consecutive years. He was also a member of the IPIC Patent Agent Examining Board for Paper D (infringement).
- Member of the Québec Bar (1996)
- Bachelor in Civil Law (LL.B.), University of Montreal (1995)
- Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
- Bachelor in Applied Sciences – Mechanical Engineering (B. Sc. A.), Laval University (1989)
- Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Business Law
- Due Diligence (Business Law)
- Licensing and Technology Transfers (Business Law)
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Industrial Design - counsel
- Drafting and Prosecution of Industrial Design Applications
- Validity, Infringement and Freedom to Operate Opinions
- Patents - Counsel
- Due Diligence (Patents - Counsel)
- Portfolio Management
- Drafting and Prosecution of Patent Applications
- Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
- Strategic Planning
- International Patent Portfolio Management
- Licensing and Technology Transfers (Patents - Counsel)
- Patents - Fields of Science and Engineering
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Forestry Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Optics and Photonics
- Mining Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Industrial Design
- Mechanical Engineering
- Green Technologies
- Industrial Processes
- Physical Sciences
- Wind Energy
- Aeronautics and Aerospace
- Clean Tech
- Life sciences
- Materials and Metallurgy
- Modernization of the industrial design regime
- Federal Court grants stay of re-examination proceedings pending outcome of patent infringement and validity trial, International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, June 7, 2010