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Alexandre  Abecassis

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) Montreal

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 18 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. He also has developed an expertise in protecting business methods and 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.

  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000 2017 to 2019
  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners for Patent Prosecution, IAM Patent 1000 2013 to 2017
  • Recognized and recommended in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, IAM Patent 1000 2012
2017 to 2019 IAM Patent 1000 Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
2013 to 2017 IAM Patent 1000 Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners for Patent Prosecution
2012 IAM Patent 1000 Recognized and recommended in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners


  • 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

  • Board member of the Akiva school
  • Governor of the Tel-Aviv University
  • Vice-President of the Canadian Friends of Tel-Aviv University
  • Board member and treasurer of the Harvard Club of Quebec (HCQ)
  • 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)
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
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
Intellectual property in China and in Russia Meeting before the RJCCQ missions to China and Russia location location Montréal


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