Patent Agent / Technical Advisor (patents) (information technology)

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Our Intellectual Property practice group is recognized as one of the leading teams in Canada, and we are looking to grow! To meet the demand for our services, our Montreal office is looking for an applicant seeking admission to the Patent Agent profession.

The Role

The successful candidate will join a leading national intellectual property team with a proven track record of providing high-quality patent drafting and prosecuting services to a loyal client base, both locally and globally, and for obtaining new mandates from a quality business clientele.

In this role, the successful candidate will be required to read and analyze invention disclosures and patents, draft technical descriptions of inventions, and draft reports and opinions on infringement, freedom to manufacture, patentability and validity issues.

Over the next few years, the selected candidate will be required to take part in the national exams to become a patent agent.

Skills and Experience Required

The ideal candidate will:  

  • be perfectly bilingual, with excellent English writing skills;
  • have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, engineering physics or physics;
  • have basic knowledge of electricity, computers (hardware and software), electronics, power, optics, and telecommunications;
  • have the ability to explain complex technical information clearly and good analytical skills;
  • be a team player;
  • have an interest in law;
  • have an ability to build excellent relationships with clients;
  • have an excellent work ethic;
  • be a self-starter who can work under pressure, manage multiple projects, meet tight deadlines and find creative solutions to problems.


  • graduate studies;
  • studies in law;
  • experience with patents.

This is a tremendous opportunity to join a world-class team of professionals, working within an established Canadian law firm, a member of an international legal practice.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc are separate legal entities and all of them are members of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities.   If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any further accommodations during our recruitment process, please contact

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