January 12th, 2017

Montreal, January 12, 2017 – BCF Business Law is very proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Julien Lacheré, intellectual property expert, as a new partner with the firm.

A registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, Mr. Lacheré joined BCF in 2014. He has since dedicated his skills and vast experience to the service of clients operating in innovative fields, such as those involving software, telecommunications and aeronautics.

“Thanks to his expertise, professionalism and versatility, Julien Lacheré has already been a significant contributor to BCF’s development and, above all, has helped our clients meet their objectives, whether they hope to become or to remain leaders in their field. His appointment as partner allows us to strengthen the excellence of our intellectual property services”, pointed out Mario Charpentier, BCF Business Law Managing Partner.

Mr. Lacheré specializes in the preparation and prosecution of applications for patents, in matters related to patent infringements and avoidance issues, as well as in the development of intellectual property strategies. His rich experience has led him to build patent portfolios for emerging start-ups as well as international businesses seeking to break into new markets. Moreover, he is actively involved in the technological start up community.

Over the years, thanks to his renowned expertise, he has been an invited speaker at several universities, including the University of Toronto, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université Laval, and has also been a member of the Organizing Committee as well as an Administrator of the Forum international de la propriété intellectuelle (FORPIQ).

Julien Lacheéré is also an engineer and has a multidisciplinary academic background, having studied science at the Nantes and Lyon Universities and management at the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises de Toulouse, and has received a Civil Law Certificate from the Université de Montréal.

Before joining BCF, Mr. Lacheré worked for two aircraft manufacturers, in France and in Canada, and was a member of the intellectual property group of a major Canadian law firm.