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Johann Gest Agent de brevet/Patent Agent Montréal

Johann Gest

Patent Agent | Partner Fasken
When a patent agent applies creative strategies that are customized to unique client needs, the innovation is valorized, and the return on the R&D investment is maximized.
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal, Québec City


Johann Gest practises in intellectual property, with a focus on patents. Working with clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals, Johann helps them protect their innovations through patents and industrial designs. In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Johann prepares opinions on patentability, validity, freedom to operate and infringement.

With an academic background in mathematics, engineering, physics and electrical engineering, Johann’s expertise includes electronics, optics/opto-electronics, telecommunications, software, and green technology and business methods.

During his studies, Johann participated in the development of all-fibre components, as well as optical fibre lasers and amplifiers. His doctoral thesis focused on transients in Raman amplifiers. While completing his doctoral studies, Johann assisted in designing a photonic blood glucose meter that didn’t require disposable strips, and which was the subject matter of a patent application.


  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000 2019 to 2021
  • Recognized in IP STARS in Canada, IP Stars 2021
  • Bourse de soutien au développement de la main d'ouvre dans le secteur des technologies de l'information et des communications, Scholarship
2019 to 2021 IAM Patent 1000 Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
Laurels image IP Stars Recognized in IP STARS in Canada IP STARS is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide.
Scholarship Bourse de soutien au développement de la main d'ouvre dans le secteur des technologies de l'information et des communications

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • Ph. D., Electrical Engineering McGill University
  • BEng, Physics Polytechnique de Montréal
  • MSc, Physics Polytechnique de Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  • Réseau photonique du Québec (RPQ)

Fasken Institute



Article Impact of the all-optical gain-clamping technique on the transience characteristics of cascaded discrete fiber Raman amplifiers
Article Dynamic gain variations in discrete fiber Raman amplifiers subject to multi-channel packet traffic
Article Dynamic response of discrete fiber Raman amplifiers to multi-channel randomly variable packet traffic

Speaking Engagements

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
Agent de brevets : Quand la science rencontre le droit


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