Reno Lessard

Patent Agent
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Reno Lessard

Reno Lessard

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Reno Lessard helps technology companies and institutions build value from their intangible assets.

More specifically, Mr. Lessard has developed a profound expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of optics-photonics, software, systems making use of trained engines (artificial intelligence) and/or cloud computing capabilities, artificial vision and telematics. He is very familiar with sensors, instrumentation and automation.

His post-graduate research on biosensing using whispering gallery modes in fluorescent microspheres has been presented at national and international conferences.

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M.Sc., Physics, Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Laval University, 2013
B.Eng., Engineering Physics, Telecommunications, Laval University, 2010

  • United States (patents) 2018
  • Canada (patents) 2017
  • Postgraduate scholarship, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (2010-12)
  • Bursary and leadership award, EXFO (2010)
  • Undergraduate research bursary, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2009)
  • Bursary and leadership award, Olympus NDT Canada (2008)
  • “Patents 101 : scientific development workshop,” Photonics Toolkit 2.0, Laval University, Quebec City, May 2014.
  • “Flow cytometer system for single-shot biosensing based on whispering gallery modes of fluorescent microspheres,” technical conference, LASE, Photonics West, San Francisco, 2013.
  • “Biosensing using whispering gallery modes in fluorescent microspheres,” technical conference, Photonics North, Montreal, 2012.
  • International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (Quebec order of engineers)
  • Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Quebec City Chapter
  • Quebec Photonic Network
  • Quebec confederation for engineering student outreach (2009-10)