Laurence Bourget-Merle specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and in providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in all the fields of chemistry, and more particularly organic, inorganic and polymer chemistry.
She studied in Marseille and Montpellier, France. She was awarded a doctorate in organic, inorganic and industrial chemistry from the Université de Montpellier II in 1996. Her doctorate focused on the preparation of silica, organosilsequioxanes and silicon resins using a non-hydrolytic Sol-Gel process.
Laurence Bourget-Merle’s clients are universities and all-size Canadian and foreign companies in various fields, including:
• Cardboard packaging
• Car industry
• Building materials
From 1997 to 2000, Laurence was a post-doctorate (Marie-Curie Fellowship) with Professor M. Lappert at University of Sussex, England, where she worked on the synthesis of β-diketiminato and 1-azaallyl metal complexes useful as catalysts for polymerization.
In 2001, she moved to the Netherlands where she worked as a research assistant with Professor G. Van Koten, Utrecht Universiteit. Her research was directed to the synthesis of carbosilane dendrimers and the grafting thereof to silica to modify the physico-chemical properties of silica.
In 2003, she worked as a research assistant with Professor G. Hanan at Université de Montréal on the synthesis of polypyridyl like ligands and their ruthenium(II) complexes with luminescence properties.
Laurence Bourget-Merle is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Ordre des Chimistes du Québec. She is also a member of the Life Sciences committee of the firm.