Julien Lachere

Partner, Patent Agent at BCF Business Law

Julien Lachere stands out for his excellent sense of duty, his pioneering spirit and his ability to develop close and enduring relationships with clients. With this singular client focus and extensive patent experience, gained both in-house and in private practice, Mr Lachere advises companies of various sizes, from early-stage ventures to multinational organisations.

Mr Lachere counsels his clients at every development stage to devise and deploy comprehensive IP strategies supporting companies’ business objectives and corporate strategies. Mr Lachere specialises in the building of patent portfolios, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications properly calibrated for the US, European and Chinese patent systems, while optimising the cost-benefits ratio. He is regularly involved in the preparation of market clearance, validity and patentability opinions, and analyses of patent portfolios and potential infringement in the context of financings or acquisitions. Mr Lachere also supports IP enforcement issues in the pre-litigation context.

With an engineering degree in software and telecommunications and a master of research in data science, Mr Lachere has renowned expertise in the patenting of software, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. His technology expertise includes aerospace, fintech, audio tech, communications and networking, operation of data centres and cloud services, as well as core AI and applied AI technologies.

Mr Lachere was instrumental in setting up the BCF Imagine programme, which aims to promote start-ups in Quebec, as well as BCF Global, the IP arm of BCF in Europe. Mr Lachere was involved in the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada/McGill Understanding Patents Course and still regularly lectures in numerous start-up incubators and acceleration programmes.

Professional associations

  • IPIC
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Sample client list

  • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
  • Bombardier
  • Flinks
  • Mobeewave
  • OVHcloud

Firm details

BCF Business Law
25th Floor
1100 Rene Levesque Boulevard West
Montreal QC H3B 5C9

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