Michel Sofia.

Patent Agent – Counsel

Michel is a registered patent agent for Canada and the USA. He provides intellectual property expertise to innovative clients in mechanical and high tech technologies.

Michel takes his profession to heart. He is a past President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), has served many years on IPIC’s Patent Agents Examining Board and is a member of their Self Governance, Patent Agent Examination Standards and Foundation committees. Michel is also a past President of the Canadian Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and is currently the international Chairman of AIPPI’s Special Committee Q228 on Patents.

Michel’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical and high tech fields, and advising clients on patentability issues and patent management strategies.

Contact

Direct line : (514) 658-4844, #232

Email : michel@benoit-cote.com

Expertise

Patent Agent, Canada (1990)
Patent Agent, USA (1992)
Specialties: mechanical and high tech fields

Education

B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), École Polytechnique, Université de Montréal, 1985

Professional Activities

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Professional Activities

  • past President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • has served many years on IPIC’s Patent Agents Examining Board
  • member of their Self Governance, Patent Agent Examination Standards, and Foundation committees of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • past President of the Canadian Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • international Chairman of AIPPI’s Special Committee Q228 on Patents