Philippe Boivin has been INO's Vice-President, Corporate Affairs since December 2009. Head of legal affairs, his mandate also includes intellectual property protection and management as well as negotiation of technology transfers. He is also responsible for the communications department and the quality and document management department as well as being the company’s Secretary, and Safety and Security Officer.
Before joining INO, Mr. Boivin was a partner with McCarthy Tétrault where he practiced 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 has also acted as an officer and director of various corporations. He is currently president of the Quebec City chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, member of the innovation protection advisory committee of the Université Laval, member of the Development and Transfer advisory committee of Axelys, and director of Théâtre Niveau Parking.
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. He is also a certified corporate director (ASC).