Name: France Côté
Firm Name: Benoît et Côté
Jurisdiction: Canada
Practice Area: Patent Law


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Professional Biography:

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France is a patent agent registered to act before the Canadian and United States Patent Offices. France’s expertise allows her to represent a wide range of clients. She works with start-up and multi-national biotechnology companies, as well as domestic and international universities and research institutes. France assists clients in the prosecution and management of patent applications, in the strategic planning of their patent portfolios, due diligence analysis of portfolios and related prospectus drafting for initial public offerings.

Although France’s background is biochemistry, her expertise is varied and includes inventions in the following fields: simple mechanics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and business methods.

She has been active in the training of new biotech patent agents through her involvement with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and McGill University. France has served as Chair of the IPIC/McGill Course Liaison Committee from 1997 to 2001, Assistant director of the 1995 and 1996 IPIC/McGill patent courses and director of the course in 1997.

France started in the profession at Goudreau Gage Dubuc in 1988. France joined Swabey Ogilvy Renault in 1992 and became a partner in 1998. After the merger with Ogilvy Renault, she was the chair of the Montreal IP group from 2003 to 2005. France was a co-founding partner of the Montreal Office of Bereskin & Parr in 2005.

In 2009, France joined Marc to co-found BENOÎT & CÔTÉ.

Awards

Finalist for the “Prix Femme d’affaires du Québec”

This annual award has recognized successful women with brilliant careers in a variety of industries.

The finalists will be honoured at a virtual gala on November 17, 2020.

https://prixfemmesdaffairesduquebec.com/prix/#

Firm Description

BENOÎT & CÔTÉ OFFERS PERSONALIZED AND LEADING-EDGE SERVICES OF A BOUTIQUE FIRM WITH THE RESPECTED AND TRUSTED SECURITY OF A TOP TIER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FIRM.

Having previously worked together and combining over 40 years of experience, co-founders C. Marc Benoît and France Côté envisioned an IP firm that would offer a complete vision of the intellectual property needs of clients, be they inventors, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses or multinational corporations.

In 2009, having brought together a team of patent and trademark professionals covering all areas of expertise, this vision became a reality with the creation of the first BENOÎT & CÔTÉ office in Montréal, Canada. Since then, we have supplied numerous local and international clients with a wide range of services and worked with well-known and highly respected foreign associates in order to maximize IP value.

 

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