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Sanro Zlobec
Partner, Montreal
Patent Agent

 

CONTACT
Phone: 514.954.1500
Fax: 514.954.1396
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QUALIFICATIONS
 

Sanro Zlobec applies almost twenty years of experience to assist clients in the technology sector with navigating a variety of patent-related issues.

Sanro’s business-minded, service-oriented approach appeals to clients who seek the advice of a professional committed to helping them reach their commercial and operational objectives.

In particular, Sanro’s extensive experience with the patent system enables him to assist clients with crafting and implementing global patent-based strategies to establish, defend and improve their market position.

Through the application of creative solutions to real-life problems, Sanro has brought about meaningful outcomes for a broad range of companies, from high-tech start-ups to multinational enterprises, and in an array of technologies including telecommunications, digital imaging, semiconductor electronics, e-commerce and gaming.

Sanro also believes in the synergies of a team-based approach. Indeed, clients will benefit from having Sanro on their team whenever the issue involves acquiring, managing, monetizing or enforcing their patent rights.

In addition to his dedication to providing superior client service, Sanro frequently appears before audiences in the context of continuing education seminars, and is involved in cultivating IP awareness amongst several Canadian non-profit trade associations.

Sanro is the editor of IP Update — Canada, the firm's intellectual property law bulletin.

PRACTICE AREAS
Patents
Software/Information Technologies
Electrical/Electronics
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Cleantech
Industrial Designs
Industrial/Mechanical
 
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
French
Spanish
Croatian
 

Memberships

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; Member (2006-present) and past Chair of the Forums and Seminars Committee (2011-2013); Former Member (2004-2005) of the IPIC-McGill Courses Liaison Committee
  • Member, Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Quebec Association for the Development of Research and Innovation (ADRIQ)
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Member, Patent Agents Examination Board
  • Member, British Quebec Business Coalition


Speaking engagements

  • "The IP Practitioner's Guide to Crowdfunding" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Banff, AB, October 2015
  • “How Patents Add Value for Innovative SMEs” (co-presenter), inaugural Private Breakfast by the British Quebec Business Coalition (BQBC), Montreal, March 2015
  • “The Supreme Court Gets Abstract (Or Does It?): Patent Eligibility After Alice v. CLS Bank” (co-presenter), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Halifax, NS, October 2014
  • “The Industrial (Design) Revolution: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Border” (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Gatineau, QC, October 2013
  • "Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Prosperity" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, October 2012
  • "Resurrecting the Requirement to Work the Invention" (moderator) and "The Supreme Court's Sanofi Decision - Three Years Later" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2011
  • "Copyright in the Digital Age" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Toronto, October 2008
  • "Recent Anti-Piracy Developments in Canada" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the New York State Bar Association summer meeting, Montreal, July 2008
  • "10 U.S. Patent Decisions in 60 Minutes” (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, October 2007
  • "Effective Patent Searching Strategies" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Spring Meeting, Gatineau, QC, March 2007


Teaching activities

  • Course GLIS-662 "Intellectual Capital Management" (guest lecturer), McGill University Faculty of Education, Montreal, November 23, 2011
  • "Patent claim drafting" (workshop leader), IPIC-McGill course Understanding Patents, Montreal, July 2010

Publications

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