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Our Professionals

Equinox Helps Protect Your Ideas in Canada and in more than 136 countries

ONE-OF-KIND, CUSTOM AND INNOVATIVE SERVICE

Equinox has put together a highly experienced and qualified team of professionals devoted to protecting your intellectual property rights. We also work with a large number of correspondents all over the world. Contact us to make an appointment with one of our professionals in Montreal.

IP Management Consultant

Shirlee Biron

IP Management Consultant

Tel.: 514-739-6770
Fax: 514-733-4424
Email: sbiron@equinoxip.com

Languages

English
French
Italian

Expertise

Ms. Biron is the founder of Equinox, founded in 1996. She has extensive experience in commercial strategies and intellectual property, including managing IP portfolios, direct marketing, product commercialization and building successful partnerships between independent inventors, larger scale developers, distributors and investors.

Ms. Biron has developed unique IP management software and provides her clients with a personalized approach in managing their IP assets. Ms. Biron assists clients in the purchase and sale of IP assets and works closely with attorneys in initiating and negotiating IP licensing agreements. Moreover, she has developed innovative software to provide greater accessibility to IP vendors and purchasers. Ms. Biron merges her business experience and knowledge of patent and trademark agents.

A long-standing and active member of Montreal’s business community, Ms. Biron has built a wide network with various chambers of commerce and business associations, further helping clients launch products on the market.

Professional Memberships and Involvement

  • Member of M&A Club (Merge and Acquisition)
  • President (2013-1024) of the Association des Marchands et Professionels Destination Décarie
  • Guest speaker on intellectual property management at Centre d’innovation et d’invention, Université de Sherbrooke, large companies and SMEs.
  • Article published in Le groupement des chefs d’entreprise magazine
  • 'Être propriétaire d’un brevet, un actif payant' – 24 MARS 2004
  • Patent application filed in September 2014 entitled METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSACTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Education

  • 2017 – IPIC – Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course
  • 1994 – B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration, specialization in Marketing and Management, Hautes études commerciales (HEC), Université de Montréal

Sports Career

Shirlee Biron is a sports enthusiast and was Quebec Badminton Champion in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982. She won the Canadian Championship in 1983. Shirlee Biron continues to play badminton at an amateur competitive level.

RICHARD ST-LAURENT

RICHARD ST-LAURENT

Paralegal

Tel.: 514-739-6770

Fax: 514-733-4424

Email: rstlaurent@equinoxip.com

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AT EQUINOX

Mr. St-Laurent has been employed by Equinox since June 2005.

He has over 13 ½ years of experience in the field of intellectual property.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Customer management in communication with patent agents and trademark agents, according to deadlines
  • Preparation and dispatch of service contracts (quotes)
  • Preparation of patent application documents and trademark registration applications
  • Payment of annuities and maintenance taxes
  • Payment of trademark renewals
  • Correspondence with intellectual property agencies in several countries including the United States, Europe, Mexico, Australia, China, Brazil, Africa and other member countries of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • Confirmation of completed work including billing

Education

  • 1974 - College Diploma, specialization in Administration, Cégep de Rimouski

Mortimer Freiheit

Independent Consultant, Attorney

Tel.: 514-739-6770
Email: info@equinoxip.com

Languages

French
English

Mortimer Freiheit has an exceptional background as an attorney. Before joining Freiheit Legal, he worked for 43 years at the Montreal office of Stikeman Elliott. He has considerable expertise in commercial litigation, labour law and intellectual property litigation.

During his career, he advised several small and medium-sized companies concerning commercial law cases. He also supervised many attorneys in order to give them the tools they needed to develop their expertise.

Maître Freiheit now puts his experience forward at Freiheit Legal.

Jonathan Roch

Jonathan Roch

Partner, Patent and Trademark Agent

Tel.: 613-801-1059

Fax.: 514-819-7703

Email: jroch@mbm.com

Languages :

English

French

Expertise

Jonathan assists clients with the creation, protection, management, commercialization, licensing and enforcement of their intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs and trade secrets. Jonathan also represents clients in domain name disputes.


Jonathan has experience in all aspects of litigation and mediation involving intellectual property, and has appeared in proceedings before the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. His experience and successes as an entrepreneur in a sports and technology SME have provided him with first-hand perspective of the intellectual property issues and concerns when starting and running a company.


He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide in a broad range of technologies including biochemistry, medical devices, environmental sciences and general mechanical inventions. Jonathan also has experience in drafting and negotiating intellectual property agreements, including assignment, partnership, agency, service, publishing, manufacturing, design, sales, supply, distribution, consulting, research, development, marketing, employment, independent contractor, non-disclosure, confidentiality and licensing agreements.


Wine has been both a passion and a hobby for many years for Jonathan. He is the firm’s resident wine expert providing a broad range of legal services to the beer, wine and spirits industries, including brand creation and protection, marketing, advertising and labeling laws and regulations, trademarks, certification marks, geographic indications, trade dress, distinguishing guise and export and import compliance.


Jonathan has been a guest lecturer at the University of Ottawa on exceptions to exclusive rights conferred by patents, the Patented Medicines Price Review Board (PMPRB) and Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime as part of a larger course on intellectual property law as it relates to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.


Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bachelor of Applied Technology (Biotechnology) at La Cité Collégiale in Ottawa.


Jonathan is a Registered Canadian Patent and Trade-mark Agent and practices in both French and English.

Professional Involvement

  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • Association des juristes d`expression française de I`Ontario
  • Member of Regroupement des gens d`affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) - IP Trade Policy, Licensing and Anti-Counterfeiting Committees
  • Mentor for the Legal Links & Bridges program (University of Ottawa Faculty of Law)
  • Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO)

Practice Area

  • Copyright
  • Due Diligence
  • Industrial Design
  • Licensing & IP Transactions
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Trade-Secret Programs

Specialities

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Clean Technology
  • Medical Devices
  • New Media & Copyright
  • Software/Internet/IT

Education

  • B.Sc., BioChemistry, Laurentian University
  • LL.B., Common Law, Ottawa University
  • LL.M., Masters in International Intellectual Property Law, University of Turin/WIPO Worldwide Academy

Foreign Correspondents

Equinox works in partnership with several foreign companies that collaborate with us as correspondents. Thanks to our partners, you benefit from an exemplary service wherever you are on the planet.

Dowell & Dowell, P.C.

2560 Huntington Ave., Suite 203
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

United States of America

Dowell & Dowell, P.C. is the result of a fusion between the different intellectual property firms of the Dowell family. Some of them were created more than 100 years ago.

Dowell & Dowell, P.C.

GrayRobinson

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301

United States of America

The law firm GrayRobinson employs close to 300 attorneys and consultants who work in different fields, including intellectual property.

GrayRobinson

Cabinet Bonnetat

29, rue Saint-Pétersbourg
Paris, 75008
France

We are delighted to count this Parisian firm among our associates.

NPA International Inc.

17-B Firstfield Rd.
Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878

United States of America

NPA International Inc. is the American office of China Sinda, a Chinese firm that practices intellectual property law.

YUASA and HARA

Central Office Box 714
Tokyo, 100-8692
Japan

Founded in 1992, YUASA and HARA is one of the largest law firms in Japan and specialises in many fields of practice, notably intellectual property.

YUASA and HARA

Mission International Patent & Trademark Office

3rd Floor, 69 Fu-Hsing North Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan

People’s Republic of China

Mission International Patent & Trademark Office provides intellectual property services in Taiwan and in China since 1979.

Mission International Patent & Trademark Office

Pinheiro, Nunes, Arnaud E Scatamburlo Advogados

93 rua José Bonifácio, 7º e 8º andares
São Paulo, São Paulo, 01003-901

Brazil

This Brazilian firm specializes in intellectual property and provides services in a large number of legal fields.

Pinheiro, Nunes, Arnaud E Scatamburlo Advogados

Spruson & Ferguson

GPO Box 3898
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Australia

The Spruson & Ferguson firm is a leader in intellectual property in Australia, Asia and Pacific regions.

Spruson & Ferguson

J. LEE & ASSOCIATES

Suite 1308, Cylux-West Tower
295 Gwangpyeong-Ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

South Korea

Specialized in Korean intellectual property law, J. LEE & ASSOCIATES help their clients through the patent process.

J. LEE & ASSOCIATES

ARS Privilegium

Felipe IV, nº 10 Bajo Izq
Madrid, 28014

Spain

ARS Privilegium is a Spanish law firm that is immersed in the fields of cultural, communication and innovation intellectual property, just to name a few.

ARS Privilegium

S. Horowitz & Co.

31 Ahad Ha’am St.
Tel Aviv, 6520204
Israel

S. Horowitz & Co. was founded in 1921 and is one of the most recognized firms in the country that represents many legal fields.

S. Horowitz & Co.

Al-Hiba Intellectual Property

Office 109 Al-Nayely Building
Office Box 99109, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Located in Dubai, Al-Hiba Intellectual Property is a great resource in intellectual property for a large variety of organizations in the Middle East and in North Africa.

Al-Hiba Intellectual Property

B & CO

12 Kropivnytskogo St., Suite 1
Kiev, 01004
Ukraine

Active in the field of intellectual property, B & CO is a dynamic firm that was founded in 2011 in Ukraine.

B & CO

Studio Consulenza Brevetti Cioncoloni

21 Vitale Castrense
Roma, 00182
Italy

Italian firm Studio Consulenza Brevetti Cioncoloni is specialized in patent and registering, and also provides other intellectual property services.

Studio Consulenza Brevetti Cioncoloni

China Patent Agent (H.K.) LTD.

22/F. , Centre Great Eagle
23 Harbour Rte., Wanchai, Hong Kong

People’s Republic of China

As one of the first intellectual property firms in China, China Patent Agent (H.K.) LTD. has established a strong network of national and international partnerships since 1984.

China Patent Agent (H.K.) LTD.

Pham & Associates

8 Tran Hung Dao St.
Office Box 641, Hanoi
Viet Nam

Founded in 1991, Pham & Associates is the oldest intellectual property firm in Vietnam. They have offices in the largest cities throughout the country.

Pham & Associates

Remfry & Sagar

Remfry House at the Millennium Plaza
Sector 27, Gurgaon - 122 009, New Delhi
India

Since its foundation in 1827, Remfry & Sagar now has close to 7000 clients around the world and has adapted to change in order to provide excellent intellectual rights services.

Remfry & Sagar

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