Matthew M. Roy
Matthew is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group in both the Ottawa and Montréal offices. His practice focuses on patents and industrial designs.
Matthew has nearly two decades of experience in drafting and prosecuting applications for patents in Canada, the United States and abroad, and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), relating to mechanical, electrical, optical and software technologies. He services leading innovators ranging from multinationals to startups in a variety of sectors, such as telecommunications, software, transportation, mining, manufacturing, energy and agriculture.
Matthew also has significant experience in preparing and prosecuting applications for industrial designs in Canada and abroad.
Matthew also counsels clients on all aspects of patent and design law, including patent searching, patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, design-around analyses to circumvent competitors' patents, infringement opinions and validity opinions. He also advises clients on patent licensing and intellectual property transactions, technology transfer, non-disclosure agreements as well as issues relating to the enforcement of patent and design rights.
After obtaining his bachelor of engineering and master of engineering degrees from McGill University, Matthew also obtained two law degrees from the same university, namely a bachelor of common law and a bachelor of civil law. In addition to being a lawyer licensed to practice in the province of Ontario since 2003, Matthew has been a registered patent agent in Canada since 2000, and is also registered to practise on behalf of Canadian residents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Matthew is fluent in both English and French.