800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1995 (QC)
Jean-Philippe practises technology and intellectual property law. He combines in-depth knowledge and strategic thinking to help companies in the software, entertainment, consumer products, natural resources, social networks, online services, e-commerce and manufacturing industries. He expertly acts for numerous companies as a trademark agent and advises them on their global trademark strategy. Jean-Philippe appears before the courts and specialized boards. He has extensive experience in oppositions, cancellations and appeals in trademark matters. He has authored many reference works on intellectual property and technologies, and knows how to effectively develop winning tactics. He is a skilled negotiator and advises clients in many specialized matters, often with an international component, including software development and other technology agreements, research contracts, trademark and patent purchase and licensing agreements, technology distribution and partnership agreements, shared marketing agreements and cloud computing service agreements (SaaS).
On September 2, 2016, Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company, completed its acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc. (“St-Hubert”), Québec's leading full-service restaurant operator as well as fully-integrated food manufacturer, for $537 million.
On February 24, 2016, Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq), by its newly formed, wholly owned subsidiaries, Maiclair Holdings ULC and Farm Church Holdings ULC, completed the acquisition of Marketwired L.P. (Marketwired), a leading global newswire operator and press release distributor company and a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity.
On June 3, 2015, Stingray Digital Group Inc. completed the initial public offering of its subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares at a price of $6.25 per share. The shares began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols RAY.A and RAY.B, respectively.
Lumenpulse Inc. completed an initial public offering of its common shares. In connection with the initial public offering, Lumenpulse issued 6.25 million common shares at a price of $16 for a total of $100 million, and the common shares began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “LMP.”