Five New Professionnals Join ROBIC

ROBIC is happy to introduce its five new professionals who joined the team in our Montreal and Quebec offices.

Simon Lemay

Simon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws from Laval University.

In 1994, Simon was appointed Head of Sector, Trademark Integrity at Culinar Inc. Having distinguished himself by setting up an internal trademark agency, he was promoted to Director of the Legal Department of the company in 1997. He was entrusted with the management and protection of the company's intellectual property. In 1999, he joined Lavery as a lawyer and trademark agent.

Simon is regularly invited to deliver lectures on intellectual property. In addition, his experience and training in the agro-food sector prompted him to advise companies in this sector on issues of food quality management and food safety.

He represents local and international clients, involved in various business areas, including Food industry and Life Sciences.

Simon Lemay is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Integrated Center for Health and Social Services of the National Capital, an organization of more than 16,500 employees with an operating budget of more than $ 1.2 billion. He is also the founder and president of the non-profit organization Le Dragon Boréal, which aims to develop self-esteem among young people through the practice of Kempo karate.

Michel Dussault

Michel specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing opinions in the field of mechanics, including building mechanics, materials and biomaterials resistance, general mechanics and biomechanics.

Michel completed a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a specialization in biomechanics and biomaterials from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2016. He also interned with the aeronautical design group of an important engineering firm. p>

Stéphanie Lamontagne

Stéphanie specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and in providing opinions in the field of mechanical engineering.

She completed both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at École de technologie supérieure, and was awarded the BMP Innovation grant (CRSNG/FRQNT) to complete her master’s degree. Her graduate studies focused on the development of methodological tools to facilitate the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing) for a multinational corporation in the transportation field.

Through various internships, Stephanie has acquired professional experience and conducted research in the transportation, biomechanics and occupational safety industries.

Martin Gauthier

Martin specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and in the drafting of opinions on patentability, validity, counterfeiting and right to manufacture in the fields related to life sciences.

Martin Gauthier completed a bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Université Laval in 2011. He also holds a master's degree in chemistry from Université Laval. His postgraduate studies focused on determining the structure of proteins composing spider silk. He received scholarships from federal and provincial granting agencies: the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship) and Master's Research Scholarship (B1) from the Quebec Research Fund (Nature and Technology) (FRQNT).

Following his studies in science, Martin Gauthier completed a Bachelor’s degree in civil law (LL.B.) at Université Laval during which he joined ROBIC's Quebec office as an articling student. He joined ROBIC’s team of professionals in Montreal after completing the Québec Bar.

Martin Gauthier’s clients consist of companies both from Canada and abroad, who are involved in the following fields:

• Life sciences
• Pharmaceutical
• Biotechnology
• Chemical industry

Martin Gauthier is a member of the firm's Life Sciences Committee.

Laurence Danis

Laurence specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing validity, infringement, freedom to operate and patentability opinions, particularly in the field of life sciences and chemistry.

Laurence completed a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2011. She received a Ph.D. in Material Chemistry from McGill University in 2016 (NSERC-FQRNT scholarship). Her research focused on the use of scanning probe microscopy analysis methods to provide localized information on the fundamental mechanisms, processes and degradation of lithium ion batteries. In 2016 - 2017, Laurence was a post-doctorate fellow in the Laboratory of Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Solids (LCES) at Université de Montréal.

Within the firm, Laurence is a member of the life sciences committee.

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