Alain M. Leclerc

Alain M. Leclerc

Lawyer, Patent Agent, Trade-mark Agent

Telephone : 514.397.7675
Fax : 514.397.4382
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Alain M. Leclerc became a partner of Goudreau Gage Dubuc in 1994. In 2006 he was promoted to the position of co-managing partner of the firm. He oversees the day-to-day operations of its patent sector and presides the chemical practice group.

He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa and is a lawyer called to the Bar in both Quebec and Ontario. He is also a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and a trade-mark agent in Canada.

In addition to a busy patent prosecution practice for clients here and abroad, his expertise is sought in the areas of intellectual property litigation, arbitration, due diligence, strategy, portfolio value building and licensing. He is also particularly active in pharmaceutical litigation.

He is a regular speaker on intellectual property topics at professional conferences and client events.

Professional affiliations

Quebec Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

Law Society of Upper Canada

American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section (ABA)

American Intellectual Property Law

Association (AIPLA)

International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)

  • 2012-2015 – President, FICPI Canada
  • 2007-2011 – Vice President, FICPI Canada
  • 2009-now – Vice President, Professional Excellence Commission
  • 2006 – Secretary, FICPI Canada
  • 2003-2006 – Member of the Board of Directors FICPI Canada

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

International Intellectual Property Forum – Québec (FORQIP)

  • 2003-2005 – Member of the Board of Directors

Quebec Industrial Research Association (ADRIQ)

  • 2003 – Member of the Board of Directors

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)

  • 2011-now – Member of the Legislation Committee
  • 2003-now – Member of the Advisory Committee relating to the reform of the National Patent Agent’s Exam
  • 2009-2011 – Member of Council
  • 2009-2011 – President of the Patent Agent Exam Revision Committee
  • 2009-2011 – Council Representative on the Patent Agents Examining Board
  • 2005-2009 – Member of the Patent Examination Revision Committee
  • 1999-2002 – Member of the Patent Agents Examining Board
  • 1998-1999 – President of Montreal Informals Group

Licensing Executive Society (LES)

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Conferences

“Management Bootcamp, How to compensate Professionals”, FICPI World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, April 2015

“Intellectual Property”, presented as part of the “Innovation technologique et industrielle” course, Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Department, Polytechnique Montreal, Yearly 2011-present

“Internal Audit Committees – Quality Control in a Fast-Moving Environment”, presented as part of the “14th Open Forum of the International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI) », Italy, November 2013

“Panel Discussion: International Harmonization – Common Standards Yet Divergent Results”, Moderator at the Comparative Intellectual Property Law Symposium, Ottawa, April 2012

“Empowering employees”, presented as part of the 13th Open Forum of the International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI), Italy, November 2011

“The Lundbeck Story”, presented in England, as part of the Congress of the International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI), June 2011

“The Duty of Candour in Canadian Patent Prosecution” presented in England, as part of the Congress of the International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI), June 2011

“Mentoring – What exactly is it and how does one go about doing it”, 12th Open Forum of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, Munich, September 2010

“Drafting Patentability Opinions”, presented as part of an opinion drafting clinic organized by the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, February 2007

“La propriété intellectuelle…un atout à exploiter”, presented to the Association des industriels d’Anjou, 2006

“Are statements of inventions still required? “, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, 79th IPIC Annual Meeting, Mont-Tremblant, September 2005

“Les brevets pharmaceutiques”, presented at the Conférence sur la commercialisation des médicaments au Québec et au Canada, novembre 2004

“Reach-through patent claims: a comprehensive update”, presented at the conference on Commercialising IP in the Life Sciences, January 2004

“From Genome Info to Better Medicine”, Canadian Bar Association, conference to the Federal Court of Canada, 2003

“Obtaining Strong Patents in Canada”, presented to various Japanese audiences

“Patent Foreign filing Strategy and Decision Making Tools”, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological conference of Québec, Quebec City, 2003

“Patent Cooperation Treaty Practice”, Infonex conferences on intellectual property, Montreal, 2002

“International Patent Cooperation Treaty”, presented as part of the FICPI activities, 1999

“Intellectual Property Practice in Canada”, presented to the Wisconsin I.P. Law Association, 1992 and 1996

“Survey of Intellectual Property”, presented in various conferences and seminars since 1990

Patent Basics for fourth year engineering students, University of Montreal, Polytechique Montreal, February 2013

Moderator and Discussion Leader, 7th American, British and Canadian Meeting of the International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI ABC 2013 Conference), New Orleans, May 2013

Education

Diplomas

  • Called to the Ontario Bar in 1992
  • Called to the Quebec Bar in 1991
  • Juris Doctor (JD) Cum Laude, Common Law, University of Ottawa, 1990
  • L.L.L., Civil Law, University of Ottawa, 1989
  • B.Sc.A., Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, 1986

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