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Patents: what's in it for me?

Mr. Louis-Pierre Gravelle, ROBIC L.L.P.

Patents: what's in it for me?

Mr. L-P Gravelle

What
  • CREATE-MIA Event
  • IP
  • Professional skills
When Oct 30, 2015
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where McConnell Engineering MC437
Attendees All CREATE-MIA Trainees
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Abstract

A patent is a valuable business asset. It provides a competitive advantage and can be sold, licensed or trademarked. Patent information and protection may help avoid costly mistakes.

The objectives of this presentation are to help the audience

  • Learn the forms of intellectual property (IP)
  • Understand what a patent protects
  • Discover the benefits of patents
  • Examine the patenting process, and
  • Capitalize on your patents

 

Biography

Louis-Pierre Gravelle specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, mechanicals and information technology.

He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States since 1998.

In addition to the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, Louis-Pierre Gravelle is involved in due diligence matters and in managing patent portfolio. He is also involved in strategic counselling for medium and large-sized businesses.

Louis-Pierre Gravelle’s clients are medium and large size companies which are involved in various technical fields, including:
• Telecommunications
• Optic systems
• Microwave
• Aeronautics
• Transportation
• Financial field
• E-commerce
• Softwares, including games, mobile platforms, Internet and Image Processing
• Medical devices

He completed his studies at University of Ottawa, where he obtained a Bachelor in Applied Sciences, Electrical Engineering (B. Sc. A) in 1991, a Bachelor in Civil Law (LL.L.) in 1994 and a Bachelor in Common Law (LL.B.) in 1995.

He is named since 2012 by Best Lawyers among the most remarkable laywers in Montréal in intellectual property.

Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Louis-Pierre was called to the Québec Bar in 1995. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).

Louis-Pierre Gravelle is past-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and co-president of the Joint Liaison Committee – Patents between the Patent office and the profession. He is also a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)'s Q222 Standards and Patents Committee.

Louis-Pierre also sits on the business development committee, the information technology committee and the office automation committee of the firm.

 

This event was made possible by the IP Bank of Speakers, a collaborative effort of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).

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