Brigide Mattar
Partner, Montreal
Patent Agent


Phone: 514.954.1500
Fax: 514.954.1396
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  • McGill University B.Eng. (Electrical) 1997
  • Registered Patent Agent 2001
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Professional Engineer (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec)

Brigide Mattar's practice has been focussed on the drafting and prosecution of patents for nearly 15 years. She is highly familiar with all aspects of patent procurement in Canada, including: preparing and prosecuting applications; managing portfolios; conducting freedom-to-operate assessments; and developing strategies that support the business objectives of clients. She also regularly provides support to the firm's litigation team by offering expertise in the preparation of infringement and validity opinions.

Brigide has worked with clients ranging in size from small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations. Her technical expertise lies in the areas of electronics, telecommunications, business methods, control systems, software and related technologies. She has direct experience with patent procurement in the fields of telecommunication systems architecture, TCP/IP protocols, computer graphics, graphical user interfaces, medical devices, image processing, speaker verification, speech recognition, railway systems and digital switching, among others. Brigide conducts her practice with an approach that is mindful of the business objectives of clients, and she continually strives to ensure that she fully understands those objectives in order to develop and leverage the available intellectual property portfolio strategies as effectively as possible.

In addition to the direct duties of her practice, Brigide dedicates significant time and resources to increasing awareness of the importance of protecting intellectual property in the province of Quebec. She currently leads the firm's involvement in supporting young entrepreneurs through initiatives such as le Concours des anges financiers de Montréal (2006, 2007 and 2008) and by volunteering with la Fondation du Maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse. Brigide is the current President of le Forum international de la propriété intellectuelle — Québec (FORPIQ) and she has been a member of the organizing committee for FORPIQ since 2009.

Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Brigide was awarded the British Association Medal for Great Distinction, awarded to the highest-ranking student in the graduating class of each engineering discipline.

IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Software/Information Technologies
Industrial Designs


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • President, Le Forum international de la propriété intellectuelle — Québec (FORPIQ)
  • Member, Organizing Committee for Le Forum international de la propriété intellectuelle — Québec (FORPIQ) (since 2009)
  • Volunteer, Fondation du Maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse

Speaking engagements

  • "La gestion de la propriété intellectuelle et les temps de crise" (co-presenter: Stephan P. Georgiev), presented to PÔLE Québec-Chaudière Appalaches, Quebec City, April 2010
  • "Protéger le « look and feel » de produits électroniques" (co-presenter: Martin Tremblay), presentation to members of the Association des manufacturiers en électronique de Québec, Quebec City, March 2010
  • "Accelerating Patent Examination in North America," presentation to the Compagnie nationale des conseils en propriété industrielle at the AIPLA European Committee's 2009 Annual European Trip, Paris, France, March 2009
  • "La propriété intellectuelle dans le contexte des relations clients/fournisseurs" (moderator), Forum international de la propriété intellectuelle — Québec (FORPIQ), Montreal, February 2009
  • "Créer et maximiser un portefeuille de PI à valeur ajoutée" (co-presenter: Martin Tremblay), presentation at the Parc Technologique du Québec Métropolitain in March 2008 and to the Association des manufacturiers en électronique de Québec, Quebec City, November 2008
  • "Managing and Leveraging IP for Commercial Success" (co-presenter: Sanjay D. Goorachurn), Concours des anges financiers de Montréal, Montreal, January 2008


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