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François Painchaud, CLP, Partner Robic, LLP

Advisor Montreal, Canada Area, CA

Corporate Secretary, NEOMED Institute and Director and Corporate Secretary, Licensing Executives Society International.

Corporate Secretary, NEOMED Institute and Director and Corporate Secretary, Licensing Executives Society International.

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Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP)


Corporate Secretary NEOMED Institute December 2012 - present
Director and Corporate Secretary Licensing Executives Society International July 2011 - present
Corporate Secretary CQDM May 2008 - present
General Secretary & Board Member CANADIAN LOUIS PASTEUR FOUNDATION October 2007 - present
Partner, Lawyer Robic, LLP January 1986 - present
Treasurer & Member of the Board of Governors Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP) October 2009 - October 2013
Past President and Trustee Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) Inc. October 2000 - October 2010
Director & Secertary AXCAN PHARMA INC. (Now: Aptalis Pharma) January 1995 - March 2008
Sessional Lecturer McGill University October 2004 - May 2007


Bar School - Quebec Law 1985 - 1986
Université de Montréal Law 1982 - 1985

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  • • Commerce
  • • Financial Services

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Maxime Ranger
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, gIcare pharma inc and Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy, University of Montreal. Stanford grad. Université de Montréal grad.
François is our General Counsel for gIcare pharma. He's a key asset for intellectual property strategy, licensing structure deals and legal ... affairs. He's been assisting the Company during financial closures in addition to taking care of best interest of gIcare pharma. He's a legal and IP strategist, who can help other small biotech or mid size companies.
Paul Roberts
We worked together  •  VP, Chief Patent Counsel (co-founder), Inventergy.
I've worked with Francois as a co-Board Director and while he was President of the Licensing Executives Society. Francois is a seasoned vet ... eran with tremendous experience and an extremely valuable network. He demonstrates excellent leadership and mastery of getting diverse opinions aligned for closure. I have great respect for Francois and strongly recommend him to any needing a reliable IP advisor.
Michael Lechter
We worked together  •  Owner, M Lechter PC and Owner, Cherry Creek Lodge, LLC.
Extremely intelligent, & great experience
Elias Georges
We worked together  •  President & CEO, AnexChem Inc.. Previously President & CEO, Aurelium BioPharma Inc.. McGill grad.
To begin with, Francois is a wonderful and down to earth person. He is one of the smartest lawyers I have worked with in the biotech. indus ... try. I would work with him anytime and on any project. Indeed, I would highly recommend him for anyone, start-up or major pharma, as an excellent industry person and lawyer. I am truly proud and honored to have know and worked with Francois.
Robert Al-Jaar
They're my advisor: other  •  Vice President of Product Engineering, Etelesolv. Previously Chief Strategy Officer, Silanis Technology.
François is a true professional, providing very valuable advise and counsel every time that I have worked with him over the past 15 years o ... r so. His advise was instrumental in protecting intellectual property and guiding some critical decisions. François is very knowledgeable in his domain and has significant expertise in the high-tech sector and startup world. I am proud and thankful to have worked with François and encourage those interested to benefit from his experience and expertise.
Simon Rowell
They're my advisor: other  •  Partner, Navigator NZ and Founder, Innovation Liberation Front.
Francois has excellent knowledge and great communication skills. He is engaging and reliable. Fantastic to work with.
Allan Jarry
They're my advisor: Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP)  •  Co Founder - Managing Partner, JarryIP SpA and Co Founder, Head Investment Committee, DADNeos Latam.
Deep know how and professionalism

Paul Roberts
We worked together  •  VP, Chief Patent Counsel (co-founder), Inventergy.
Paul is very dedicated in all his understandings, he doesn't let people down.

Paul Roberts
We worked together  •  VP, Chief Patent Counsel (co-founder), Inventergy.
He understands the business of patents better most IP Specialists.