Gonzalo LavinEng.


Partner | Patent Agent

Gonzalo Lavin is a partner and patent agent in Lavery’s intellectual property group. He is a registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States and started his career in 1995 working at a Montreal-based intellectual property firm. He also worked in the intellectual property department of an international telecommunications company. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

Gonzalo practices in the telecommunications, electronics, software, electrical and mechanical areas, working closely with a full range of clients, including universities, high tech companies, and foreign patent firms. He helps his clients obtain patents throughout the world, and provides opinions and counselling in patentability, validity and infringement matters.


  • “Getting on the fast track: Accelerating patent examination in Canada”, Newsletter GGData, May 2017, Vol. 17, No. 2
  • “Amazon.com’ patent application: Still ‘clicking’ its way through the Canadian authorities”, Newsletter GGData, November 2011, Vol. 11, No. 3
  • “Business method patents are just ‘one click’ away in Canada”, Newsletter GGData, October 2010, Vol. 10, No. 1
  • “To assess the risks of patent infringement is important”, Newsletter GGData, October 2009, Vol. 9 No. 3


  • “Patenting Computer-Implemented Inventions”, presented at the McGill Law Faculty, October 20, 2017
  • “Intellectual Property – Case Study of Suki Enterprise”, presented to Computer Science students as part of a training course organized by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Rosemont College, Montreal, November 2013, May 2014
  • “Protecting the Intellectual Property of a Company”, presented to the accounting students, HEC, Montreal, February 2014

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the board of Questo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, 2017


  • Diplomas
    • B.Sc., Actuarial Mathematics, Concordia University, 1998
    • Minor in Management, McGill University, 1993
    • B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, McGill University, 1993
  • Continuing Education
    • “IT Claim Drafting Course”, Ottawa, June 2008
    • L’intelligence artificielle à Montréal”, Yoshua Bengio and Marc-Olivier Schule, ConnectX, December 13, 2017
    • “Writing patent claims in Information Technologies (IT)”, Ottawa, June 2008
    • “Electrical product safety certification”, Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ), 2006
    • “Patent Bar Review”, Patent Resources Group Inc., 1998
    • “Patents and Patent Claim Drafting”, Silicon Valley Seminars, 1998

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  • Quebec Industrial Research Association (ADRIQ)
  • Réseau Conseil en Technologie et Innovation (RCTi)
  • Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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