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Specialized in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing opinions in the fields of electricity and telecommunications.
LOUIS-PIERRE GRAVELLE
Lawyer, Engineer and Patent Agent in Canada and the United States, Partner
Practice areas
Patents - Fields of Science and Engineering
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
Industrial Design - counsel
  • Drafting and Prosecution of Industrial Design Applications
  • Validity, Infringement and Freedom to Operate Opinions
Business Law
  • Due Diligence
  • Licensing and Technology Transfers
Patents - Counsel
  • Drafting and Prosecution of Patent Applications
  • Licensing and Technology Transfers
  • Portfolio Management
  • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
Areas of industrial expertise
Profile

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 and a Councillor for FICPI Canada.

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

Education
- Member of the Québec Bar (1995)
- Bachelor in Common Law (LL.B.), University of Ottawa (1995)
- Bachelor in Civil Law (LL.L.), University of Ottawa (1994)
- Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
- Bachelor in Applied Sciences – Electrical Engineering (B. Sc. A.), University of Ottawa (1991)
Associations
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Publications
See PUBLICATIONS -
Ownership in the Age of Printable Goods: The Collision Between 3D Printing and Intellectual Property (2016)
La propriété à l'ère des biens imprimables : impression 3D et propriété intellectuelle sont-elles compatibles? (2016)
A Bright but Perilous Future for the Tech-Wearing Human (2016)
La propriété intellectuelle à la rescousse des applications mobiles (2016)
Tax Breaks for Innovative Companies! (2016)
Baisse d'impôts pour les sociétés innovantes! (2016)
L'avenir prometteur mais périlleux de l'humain vêtu de technologie (2016)
A bright but perilous future for the tech-wearing human (2016)
Patentability Inegibility in Canada (2015)
3D Printing: Intellectual Property Right Holders Beware! (2013)
Impression 3D: titulaires de droits de propriété intellectuelle, soyez sur vos gardes! (2013)
Critère de nouveauté (2012)
Protection des jeux vidéo: la propriété intellectuelle en mode multijoueur (2012)
La brevetabilité des inventions mises en œuvre par ordinateur, en compagnie de Me Louis-Pierre Gravelle, agent de brevets, QUÉBEC INTERNATIONAL, Québec, 35 p. (2012)
Simple clic? Pas si simple que ça – Amazon.com renvoyée devant le Bureau des brevets (2011)
One-click? Not so Fast – Amazon.com Goes Back to the Patent Office (2011)
Good faith in Canada Patent practice : Lundbeck V Ratiopharm raises the bar (2010)
Développements récents en matière de Brevets - Les conséquences de SANOFI (2009)
The preparation of a patent specification (2009)
Brevets et secrets de commerce - Introduction Générale (2005)
L'Internet et les brevets (2004)
Développements récents en matière de brevets (2004)
Gestion et maintien de la propriété intellectuelle (2004)
Développements récents en matière de brevets (2004)
Le critère d'utilité et la règle de la prédiction valable (2003)
La petite entité peut rester petite; la grande demeurera toujours grande (2003)
Incidences des développements récents en droit des brevets sur les vérifications diligentes (2002)
Incidences de la redélivrance d'un brevet sur une instance judiciaire et interprétation du mot «identique» (2002)
International Mergers & Acquisitions: the Canadian Perspective (2001)
La souris est brevetable (2001)
De la vie aux ordinateurs – développements récents en matière de brevetabilité des organismes vivants, des méthodes de traitement et des technologies informatiques (2000)
L’interprétation des revendications et l’évaluation de la contrefaçon : respecter les limites de l’élasticité (2000)
Federal Court of Appeals Rules Oncomouse Patentable (2000)
Canadian Criminal Provisions Dealing with Telecommunications (1998)
TRIPs and its Impact on Canadian Intellectual Property Legislation (1996)
see PRESENTATIONS -

Louis-Pierre Gravelle