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Serge Lapointe Associé/Partner Montréal

Serge Lapointe , PhD

Partner | Patent Agent Fasken
Companies are increasingly relying on innovation for global success, and rightfully so. These companies must secure their intellectual property (IP) rights if they are to remain competitive on domestic and international markets.
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Serge Lapointe has solid expertise in patent protection in the life sciences sector in Canada, the United States and abroad. Serge combines his vast knowledge and his experience when drafting patent applications and preparing opinions on the validity and infringement of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical patents. He gets often involved into intellectual property due diligence investigations.

Serge has more than 20 years of experience working in firms and in industry, and he has acquired in-depth knowledge of the scientific and regulatory aspects of drug development. His ability to examine technology from a pragmatic business perspective is an added value for clients.

Serge responds effectively to the legal and commercial needs of a varied clientele from the genomics, proteomics, pharmaceutical products and chemical industries. 

He has considerable experience in assisted reproductive technologies, diseases of the central nervous system, obesity, diabetes, virology, microbiology, genetic markers, blood and nephrological disorders, stem cells, nutraceuticals, and green technologies.


  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000 2017 to 2021
  • Named "Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Attorney of the Year" by LMG Life Sciences Awards (2015), LMG Life Sciences Awards 2015
2017 to 2021 IAM Patent 1000 Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
2015 LMG Life Sciences Awards Named "Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Attorney of the Year" by LMG Life Sciences Awards (2015)

Client Work

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Career & Education


  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada
  • Registered Patent Agent, United States
  • Ph. D., Reproductive Biology Université Laval
  • BSc, Biochemistry Université Laval

Community involvement

  • Appointed by the Commissioner of Patents (Canada) to sit for three years on the Patent Agent Examination Board
  • Sits on the board of directors of the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) since 2008
  • Registered Patent Agent at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) since 2002
  • Registered Patent Agent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 2002
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) since 2002
  • Member of the Ordre des Chimistes du Québec since 1998


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