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David Turgeon Associé/Partner Montréal

David Turgeon, PhD

Partner | Patent Agent | Leader, Intellectual Property Fasken
There is little chance that President Trump’s intention to review, renegotiate or even repeal NAFTA will have tangible consequences for intellectual property rights holders in Canada.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2005
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal, Québec City

David Turgeon is the leader of the Global Intellectual Property group, a lawyer and a patent agent. He represents clients before different courts, protects their inventions through patents and provides strategic advice. David represents clients operating in a variety of industries, more particularly the life sciences (namely biologics), biomedical devices and manufacturing sectors.

David specializes in high-stakes patent litigation involving clients’ flagship products. As lead counsel on major cases, he designs litigation strategies that are both cost-effective and results-oriented for clients.

A registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, David has solid expertise in developing global strategies and coordinating litigation in different jurisdictions. He focuses on creating synergy between the different files and implementing strategies to reduce the costs of multi-jurisdictional files.

David takes a global approach to obtaining patent protection in Canada and abroad on behalf of leading companies.

He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in physiology-endocrinology and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. He uses his vast scientific knowledge for the benefit of clients working in the life sciences, biomedical devices and manufacturing industries.

  • Recognized in Intellectual Property Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2022
  • Recognized in the area of Intellectual Property by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 to 2021
  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000 2018 to 2021
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  • Registered Patent Agent, United States
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada
  • LLB Université Laval
  • Ph. D., Physiology-Endocrinology Université Laval
  • BSc Université Laval

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Québec City Bar
  • Member of the Québec Bar
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Associate member of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Member of the American Bar Association
Speaker Is it Really So Obvious? Recent Struggles to Apply the Sanofi Test for Obviousness IPIC Advanced Webinar Serie location location Webinar
Speaker Le litige de brevet: une stratégie de guerre? (Available in French only) FIBEQ location location Trois-Rivières


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