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Jocelyn Auger has close to twenty years of experience as a business executive and law practitioner. He principally works with tech companies in the areas of commercialisation, intellectual property protection and corporate finance.

He acquired that experience both in private practice and enterprise contexts. He served from 2008 to 2012 as Vice President, legal of a fast-growing technology company in the energy sector. That stint as a business executive showed him that legal types must serve the business, no the other way around.

Prior to taking an in-house position, Mr. Auger was a partner at BCF and acted as co-lead of the firm's Business and Technology strategic team as well as the manager of its Information Technology department. As a commercial lawyer, Mr. Auger has acquired a solid expertise in licensing, implementation of joint ventures and technology transfers, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions. Mr. Auger holds a law degree from the University of Sherbrooke as well as a Masters degree from the European Academy of Legal Theory (Brussels, Belgium). He is member of the Bar of the Province of Québec since 1997.

Conferences

  • “Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Financing Transactions”, FORPIQ, February 2013;

  • “Software‐as‐a‐Service: What Does It Change From a Legal Standpoint?”, Canadian IT Law Association, November 2006;

  • “Open Source Software Licenses”, University of Montréal, June 2006 [In French];

  • "Intellectual Property and Technological Transfers" and "Contractual practices", Seminar to MBA program, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), April 2006 [in French];

  • "Different Methods of Software Commercialization and their Impact on Licence Agreements", Canadian Institute, Montreal, March 2006 [in French];

  • "Software Protection", Seminar to the Microprogram in Improvement of Research Skills, Engineering School, University of Sherbrooke, 2005 ‐ 2008 [in French];

  • "E‐mail fraud: Are there Effective Legal Means to Block Them? or Can Anyone Remember the Time When it Was Actually Fun to Receive e‐Mails?", Insight, Montreal, February 2006 [in French];

  • "Success Factors for Developing Your Outsourcing Activities", Insight, Montreal, September 2005 [in French];

  • "Adopting the Best Drafting Techniques for Your Licence Agreements", Canadian Institute, Montreal, June 2005 [in French];

  • "Information Technology Outsourcing Agreements", interlogiQ network, February 2005 [In French].

Publications

  • "Did I agree to that? ‐ Québec Court Rules Out Common Practice of Unilateral Contract Amendment", (2005‐06) 6 Internet and E‐Commerce Law in Canada 50;

  • “From Intellectual to Economic Capital : Valorization of Scientific Knowledge”, Université de Sherbrooke, 2005 [In French];

  • “Commercial Arbitration : A Good Way to Resolve Conflicts?”, Réseau interlogiQ, March 2005 [In French];

  • “Free Software : It Is Important Not to Confuse Free and… Free!”, Réseau interlogiQ, December 2004 [In French];

  • “Sigh of Relief Among Internet Service Providers”, Réseau interlogiQ, September 2004 [In French];

  • “Outsourcing Contracts”, published in SphèreIT, Réseau interlogiQ, 2004 [In French].

Contact

514 397-2643
jocelyn.auger@bcf.ca

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Assistant(s)

Virginia Delgado

514 397-6699 #3470
virginia.delgado@bcf.ca

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