Professionals

George Elvira
Senior Associate, Montreal
Patent Agent

 

CONTACT
Phone: 514.954.1500
Fax: 514.954.1396
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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Université de Montréal B.Sc. (Biochemistry, Dean's List) 1996
  • Université de Montréal M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 2000; thesis titled Staufen's role in mammalian translation
  • Université de Montréal Ph.D. (Biochemistry) 2005; thesis titled Characterization of mRNA transport granules in mammalian neurons
  • Registered Patent Agent 2008
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
 

Dr. George Elvira's practice focusses on intellectual property relating to the life sciences and related disciplines, including: preparing patentability opinions; conducting freedom-to-operate (FTO) assessments; preparing due-diligence reports; drafting and prosecuting applications; preparing infringement and validity opinions; and providing technical support to the firm's litigation team.

George regularly works with companies ranging in size from small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations, and he also assists universities, university spin-offs, research institutes and hospitals. His educational background in neuroscience and biochemistry complements the firm's team of accomplished scientific, legal and business experts who together aim to ensure that each client’s intellectual property portfolio effectively reflects its business model and thereby adds significant value to its interests.

PRACTICE AREAS
Patents
Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical
Chemical & Industrial Biotechnology
Cleantech
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Agricultural Sciences
 
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
 

Memberships

  • Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; member of the Biotechnology Patents Committee
  • Member, BIOQuebec


Speaking engagements

  • “IP Management: a key prescription for drug discovery”(co-presenter: Julien Verneau) presentation at BioConnect Symposium, November 2016
  • "Bridging the gap between industry and academia," BioConnect 2011, Montreal, November 2011

Publications

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