Gwendoline BruneauPh.D.


Patent Agent

Gwendoline Bruneau is a patent agent in Lavery’s intellectual property group. With a Ph.D. in physics on the one hand, and a curious mind on the other, Gwendoline has a practice in numerous areas of mechanical and electrical technologies including construction, vehicles, medical devices, automated processes, plastics and metals, nanotechnology, software, telecommunications and optics.

Beginning as an in-house intellectual property counsellor in 2000, and then as a registered patent agent in Canada and United States since 2003, she drafts and prosecutes patent and industrial design applications in Canada, the United States and abroad, and prepares patentability, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions, for small to large companies and universities.


  • “When does a prediction become patentable?”, Newsletter GGData, Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2003


  • Ph.D. Physics, Université de Montréal, 2000
  • Advanced Study Diploma (equivalent Master): Microstructure, mechanics and microscopic properties of matter and materials, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Sophia-Antipolis, 1994
  • Advanced Study Diploma, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, 1993
  • Engineering Diploma (Physics and materials), Institut National des Sciences Appliquées INSA de Lyon, 1993

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Fédération des Ingénieurs INSA
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Association de recherche industrielle du Québec (ADRIQ)
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