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Alexandre Abecassis, Partner | Patent Agent

Alexandre Abecassis, Eng

Partner | Patent Agent Fasken
It is fundamental for companies to secure their intellectual property rights to remain competitive and ensure their global success.
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal
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Overview

Alexandre Abecassis practises intellectual property law, more specifically in the area of patents.  Alexandre is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and finds creative, proactive solutions to maximize the value of client innovations.  The clients he represents range from small and medium businesses to multinationals.

Alexandre is an electrical engineer and has over 22 years of experience in intellectual property. He has expertise in the high technology field including software, imaging and telecommunications.  Alexandre has developed specific expertise in protecting innovations related to quantum computing and artificial intelligence.  As a fully licenced commercial pilot,  Alexandre has also a strong interest for protecting innovations in the aerospace industry. 

Alexandre is often asked to draft opinions on patentability, freedom to manufacture, validity and infringement.

In addition to advising clients on creating and managing patent portfolios and due diligence, Alexandre regularly drafts, files and prosecutes patent applications in Canada and abroad.

Achievements

  • Recognized by IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategist, IAM Strategy 300 2022
  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000 2012 to 2021
IAM Strategy 300 Recognized by IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategist
IAM Patent 1000 Publication name with laurels IAM Patent 1000 Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education

Education

  • PLD Harvard Business School
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada
  • Registered Patent Agent, United States
  • BEng, Electrical Engineering Polytechnique de Montréal
  • DEUG A Université Paris Sud, Orsay

Community involvement

  • Governor of the Tel-Aviv University
  • Vice-President of the Canadian Friends of Tel-Aviv University
  • Associate editor to the magazine Canadian Review of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Associate Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Canada
  • Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Knowledge

Fasken Institute

News

Publications

Article Patentability of Business Methods in Canada: What Japanese Applicants should know
Article Patentability of "business methods" Recent developments provide better protection for engineers' innovations Article published in IEEE Canadian Review, No. 66
Article Will "business methods" become patentable in Canada? How Japanese applicants could take advantage of the patentability of "business methods" in Canada AIPPI Journal of the AIPPI Japan, p48-49

Speaking Engagements

Co-speaker Quantum Technologies: Strategic Issues, a Legal Perspective France-Quebec Quantum Summit organized by CCI française au Canada location location Centech - University of Sherbrooke
Speaker Patentability of software innovations in Canada presented at the AIPPI Israel 2018 The Economy of Innovation conference AIPPI ISRAEL 2018 THE ECONOMY OF INNOVATION conference
Patents and Intellectual Property Management Teacher, Conference entitled “Gestion pratique et stratégique de la propriété intellectuelle” organized by Éducation pour les Leaders en Ingénierie, Technologie et Environnement (É.L.I.T.E) location location Montréal Fasken Martineau

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