Patrice Préville

Partner, Patent Agent
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Patrice Préville

Patrice Préville



Patrice Préville focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceuticals (drug formulation/delivery), organic chemistry (enzymatic/chemical processes), inorganic chemistry (catalysts, processes, electrochemistry) and polymer chemistry.

Mr. Préville has been practising in intellectual property since 2001. Before joining our Montréal office as a patent agent, he was an intellectual property advisor at a Canadian pharmaceuticals company. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Préville was a research scientist in medicinal chemistry and was involved in various research projects relating to the treatment or prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and HIV and hepatitis C viral infections.

As a result of his experience in private practice and with companies of various sizes, Mr. Préville has developed a broad perspective and a flexible approach that allow him to respond effectively to the needs of clients. He is able to assist in maximizing the value of their technologies from the R&D phase to patent delivery and can also assist in negotiating agreements and licences and in resolving disputes relating to patent rights. Mr. Préville works in both French and English.

Professional experience

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M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke, 1994
B.Sc., Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke, 1992

  • Canada (patents) 2004
  • United States (patents) 2005
  • IAM Patent 1000 — World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012, 2016: Leading lawyer in prosecution

  • Associate of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Ordre des chimistes du Québec (Quebec order of chemists)