André Thériault

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

André Thériault

André Thériault


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André Thériault’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to aerospace, software and computer-related devices, packaging, medical devices, sporting equipment, manufacturing processes and mechanical systems.

Prior to joining our Toronto office, Mr. Thériault worked for six years at the National Research Council of Canada. During this time, he worked on the development of laser materials processing techniques such as free-form laser consolidation and surface modification processes for aerospace, naval and tool and die applications. Specifically, he developed automated laser path planning and visualization software modules that run inside commercial CAD/CAM software packages and are used to produce functional components layer-by-layer from metallic powders using laser and 5-axis computer numerical control (CNC) motion systems.

Mr. Thériault also has experience in the evaluation of mechanical properties, metallurgical characterization and fracture analysis of advanced metallic materials such as Ni-alloys, Co-alloys, Ti-alloys, tool steels and stainless steels.

His master’s thesis research was based on the evaluation of fatigue properties of a laser-consolidated Ni-based alloy at room and elevated temperatures.

Professional experience

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M.E.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Western University, 2003
B.Sc.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 2000

  • Canada (patents) 2007
  • United States (patents) 2008


  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group