VP – CORPORATE AFFAIRS
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Philippe Boivin has been Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, at the Institut national d’optique (INO) since December 2009. In this position, he is responsible for legal affairs, strategic and commercial support and for the entrepreneur-in-residence program. He is also in charge of the protection and management of intellectual property and technology transfer negotiations, and he serves as the company’s Secretary, and Safety and Security Officer.
Before joining INO, Mr. Boivin was a partner with McCarthy Tétrault where he practised for 15 years mainly in the field of intellectual property and technology law, and the acquisition and financing of technological companies. He was also a trademark agent.
During his career, he gave a number of lectures and published various articles on intellectual property and the law on technology. He was also an officer and director of a number of companies. He currently sits on the Quebec Bar’s professional training committee, which is in charge of the Bar’s school and certifying internships.
Mr. Boivin received a Bachelor’s degree from the Law Faculty of Université Laval in 1994, and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1995.