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Patricia Henault | Intellectual Property Lawyer in Montréal

Patricia Hénault

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 2017
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Patricia is an associate within the Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) groups. Her practice focuses on both litigation and contractual work, with an emphasis on clean technologies and food innovations.

Patricia has particular knowledge of the intellectual property legislative and regulatory landscape. She sees IP as more than obtaining, registering or using patents, trademarks or copyrights; it is a way to advance knowledge, obtain return on investment, finance further innovation, ensure business continuity and profitability. Patricia advises clients on how to manage and leverage these valuable assets.

Patricia takes an active interest in sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and environmental initiatives. She is actively involved in these spheres, as an adviser but also as an advocate, a volunteer, a spokesperson. Her philosophy in this respect is proactive, positive, and forward-looking.

Patricia also acts on behalf of some of the largest media companies in Canada in matters related to freedom of the press and freedom of speech.


Client Work

  • Equisoft Sues For Breach Of Commercial Secrets In Front Of The Quebec Superior Court,
  • La Presse and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as interveners in an important case on free access to court records and its importance for constitutional rights, Ongoing since November 2020
  • Fasken's expertise for increased food security in Quebec,
  • The Supreme Court of Canada issues a crucial ruling on the protection of journalistic sources,
  • Janssen overturns Court of Appeal ruling to exclude Remicade from Quebec's list of medications,
  • Intervention of the CBC in a Reference Procedure brought by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in front of the Federal Court of Canada, Ongoing since October 2018
  • CBC comments in the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s consultation on online reputation,
  • A victory for freedom of the press at the Chamberland Commission,
  • Thermolec Ltee sued Stelpro Inc. and Stelpro Design Inc. for patent infringement, Ongoing since July 2017

Career & Education


  • LLB, BCL McGill University
  • Certificate, Pharmacology & Therapeutics McGill University

Community involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Île du Savoir
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Association des juristes pour l'avancement de la vie artistique (AJAVA)
  • Member, Brigade des jeunes gastronomes, Institut de Tourisme et d'Hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)
  • Co-founder and administrator, Quebec Zero Waste Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors, École Grandeur Nature

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Quebec Bar
  • Member, Montreal Bar
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Media Lawyer Association (CMLA)/Ad IDEM
  • Member, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Confidentialité des sources journalistiques : une protection accrue (available in French only) Association des juristes pour l'avancement de la vie artistique location location Webinar


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