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Patent Agent & Patent Agent Trainee

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Job Description

Montréal, Québec
Smart & Biggar
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, 3300
3 December 2018
patent agent, patent agent trainee
permanent, full-time

Our growing Montreal office is looking to add a qualified Canadian Patent Agent and a Patent Agent Trainee to our Electrical & Mechanical Patent practice group. In this role, you will work closely with world-class leaders in IP helping our team create business value by managing, protecting and leveraging our clients’ IP assets. The right candidate will find many opportunities to learn and grow within our firm, while working towards becoming a qualified patent agent.   


  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or PhD degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering
  • A registered Canadian Patent Agent (not required for trainee)

It would be an asset, but not essential, to have:

  • Patent or Intellectual Property experience in a law firm
  • a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) or other business degree, or business experience
  • an LLB 

The ideal candidate:

  • understands the importance of exceptional client service and delivering client results
  • exhibits business acumen and a propensity to further develop it
  • sees the big picture and analyzes opportunities or problems thoroughly and capably
  • applies business and technical skills to develop practical value-adding solutions and advice to clients
  • can write and speak clearly and effectively, in English and French
  • is creative and willing to propose and try new approaches
  • is personable, energetic and enthusiastic
  • is interested in becoming a strategic advisor 

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, close to transit and amenities, Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including: 

  • A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness
  • A flexible benefits program
  • Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments
  • Employee referral program 

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please submit your resume electronically through our Career Portal.

Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Smart & Biggar is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s 2018 Top Small and Medium Employers. Find out why! 

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Carley Sugeng