ONE-OF-KIND, CUSTOM AND INNOVATIVE SERVICE
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
29, rue Saint-Pétersbourg
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
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.
Mission International Patent & Trademark Office
3rd Floor, 69 Fu-Hsing North Rd.
People’s Republic of China
Mission International Patent & Trademark Office provides intellectual property services in Taiwan and in China since 1979.
Pinheiro, Nunes, Arnaud E Scatamburlo Advogados
93 rua José Bonifácio, 7º e 8º andares
São Paulo, São Paulo, 01003-901
This Brazilian firm specializes in intellectual property and provides services in a large number of legal fields.
Spruson & Ferguson
GPO Box 3898
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
The Spruson & Ferguson firm is a leader in intellectual property in Australia, Asia and Pacific regions.
J. LEE & ASSOCIATES
Suite 1308, Cylux-West Tower
295 Gwangpyeong-Ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Specialized in Korean intellectual property law, J. LEE & ASSOCIATES help their clients through the patent process.
Felipe IV, nº 10 Bajo Izq
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.
S. Horowitz & Co.
31 Ahad Ha’am St.
Tel Aviv, 6520204
S. Horowitz & Co. was founded in 1921 and is one of the most recognized firms in the country that represents many legal fields.
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.
B & CO
12 Kropivnytskogo St., Suite 1
Active in the field of intellectual property, B & CO is a dynamic firm that was founded in 2011 in Ukraine.
Studio Consulenza Brevetti Cioncoloni
21 Vitale Castrense
Italian firm Studio Consulenza Brevetti Cioncoloni is specialized in patent and registering, and also provides other intellectual property services.
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.
Pham & Associates
8 Tran Hung Dao St.
Office Box 641, Hanoi
Founded in 1991, Pham & Associates is the oldest intellectual property firm in Vietnam. They have offices in the largest cities throughout the country.