Marc Gagnon

Marc Gagnon

Lawyer, Engineer, Patent Agent in Canada and in the United States and Trademark Agent, Partner


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Tel. Montréal: 514 987-8844
Languages: English, French
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Marc Gagnon has built an important expertise of 20 years in obtaining, managing and enhancing patents and industrial designs.

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 (OIQ)
  • Bachelor in Applied Sciences – Mechanical Engineering (B. Sc. A.), Laval University (1989)
  • Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 : Intellectual Property Law
  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural
  • Sport stuff
  • Medical devices
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Forest Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgy
  • Industrial processes
  • Security
  • Life sciences
  • Green technologies
  • Transport
  • Business Law
    • Due Diligence
    • Licensing and Technology Transfers (Business Law)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Industrial Design - counsel
    • Medical Devices
    • Drafting and Prosecution of Industrial Design Applications
    • Validity, Infringement and Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Litigation
  • 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
    • Licensing and Technology Transfers (Patents - Counsel)
  • Patents - Fields of Science and Engineering
    • Medical Devices
    • Electricity
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Forestry Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Optics and Photonics
    • Mining Engineering
    • Robotics
    • Avionics
    • Life Sciences
    • Industrial Design
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metallurgy
    • Materials
    • Green Technologies
    • Industrial Processes
    • Physical Sciences
    • Wind Energy
  • Trademarks
  • Patent Office procedures and responses to Patent Office Official Actions, IPIC-McGill Understanding Patents, Montréal, 2010 à 2015
  • Paper D : Advices to pass the exam, Patent Agent Training Courses – Module 2: Infringement and validity, IPIC, Toronto, January 2014
  • Patent Office procedures and responses to Office Actions and Claims drafting, IPIC-McGill Understanding Patents, Montréal, 2008 et 2009
  • La protection d’une innovation par brevet et par dessin, Parc technologique du Québec métropolitain, Québec, 2006
  • La protection d’une invention par brevet, Congrès annuel du Barreau du Québec, La Malbaie, 2002
  • La protection d’une invention par brevet, Atelier en droit commercial, Montréal, 2002