Careers

Are you looking to make your mark?

A career at Robic will undoubtedly help you achieve that goal. Robic has been repeatedly recognized by its peers in the legal community as the benchmark for intellectual property. In existence since 1892, Robic has leveraged its outstanding international reputation in the field of intellectual property to develop a flourishing business law practice. In order to build on our more than 100 years of excellence and international recognition, we are seeking intelligent, dynamic and creative individuals who have the desire to learn and the confidence to take on new challenges.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

     Patent agents or technical advisors

ARTICLING POSITIONS - BARREAU DU QUÉBEC

Each year Robic welcomes approximately four to six students as part of the articling program required by l’École de formation professionnelle du Barreau du Québec. During their internship students are asked to collaborate with the firm’s professionals on projects which touch upon all aspects of our practice, namely intellectual property counselling, prosecution and litigation as well as business law. As a mid-size firm, we do not impose a predetermined rotation system on our students but rather favour a more varied approach whereby articling students can experience the difference facets of our practice in a more informal manner and seek-out work in those fields that interest them most. The opportunity to work with experienced lawyers, patent agents, trademark agents, engineers and scientists provides for a unique articling experience.

We feel that our firm provides an unparalleled environment for individuals interested in a career in intellectual property and business law. Our high degree of expertise allows us to bring together the best elements of both the mid-size firms and the larger full-service firms. We offer our articling students and professionals the more collegial and intimate work environment more commonly found in mid-size firms with the substantial resources and stimulation most often found in larger firms. In addition to our clients who operate in the more traditional fields of endeavour, we also have the privilege of advising clients in fields such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and information technology as well as some of the biggest names in the world of luxury products such as cosmetics, fashion, and jewellery. Articling students are called on to collaborate with the firm’s professionals in assisting clients with their commercial transactions, corporate restructurings, litigation, management and prosecution of intellectual property etc. Students will also participate in the drafting of our many publications as well as carrying-out presentations to the other members of the firm on particular points of law.

If you think that a career in intellectual property or business law is what you are looking for, we are certain that articling with us will meet your expectations and provide you with the tools you will need to begin your practice on the right foot.

General requirements:

Essential: Successfully completed the program offered by l’École de formation professionnelle du Barreau du Québec

Essential: Excellent written and verbal communication in English and French

If you are interested in obtaining an articling position with our firm, please forward a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and your most recent law school transcripts to:


Ms. Alexandra Steele
Articling Program – Barreau du Québec
ROBIC, l.l.p.
1001 Square-Victoria – Bloc E- 8th floor
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H2Z 2B7
Tel.: +1 514 987-6242
Fax: +1 514 845-7874
steele@robic.com

Please specify the period during which you would like to article with us.

The articling recruitment period for 2017 is now open until February 10 5:00 PM.

2019 articling positions are to be filled.



LAWYERS

With more than 45 professionals specialised in the fields of intellectual property, litigation and business law, our firm is always on the look-out for dynamic and motivated lawyers.

General requirements:

Essential: Member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec

Essential: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French

If you are interested in obtaining a position as a lawyer with our firm, please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae to:


Mr. Dario Pietrantonio
ROBIC, l.l.p.
1001 Square-Victoria – Bloc E- 8th floor
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H2Z 2B7
Tel.: +1 514 987-6242
Fax: +1 514 845-7874
pietrantonio@robic.com



FOREIGN INTERNSHIPS


As part of its foreign internship program, ROBIC welcomes law students and young professionals with legal or scientific training, and who have had previous specialization or experience in intellectual property (IP). Through its program, Robic provides interns the opportunity to learn about Canadian intellectual property law and acquire experience abroad, before embarking on their careers in their home country. The internship is of a maximum duration of 3 months.

Among the tasks assigned to foreign interns are: learning about Canadian law, particularly as it relates to intellectual property; performing case law research and searches in various secondary sources and databases on the internet, and in law digests; familiarization with Canadian law journals; searching in university and court libraries; attending training sessions given by lawyers on Canadian and Quebec IP law and other subjects; and preparing and giving a presentation on a topic of interest in Intellectual Property. Interns may also help prepare an article or report for submission to an IP journal.

If you are interested in applying for an internship with our firm, please send your resume to the following address, accompanied by a cover letter and be sure to indicate the dates when you are available for the internship:


Overseas Internship Program
Articling Program – Barreau du Québec
ROBIC, l.l.p.
1001 Square-Victoria – Bloc E- 8th floor
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H2Z 2B7
Tel.: +1 514 987-6242
Fax: +1 514 845-7874
stageetranger@robic.com

Important: Prior to sending your application, we suggest that you contact the Canadian consulate or embassy where you live to inform yourself as to requirements for a possible stay in Canada. Applications are considered during a selection process. It is therefore important that your application be complete. Selected candidates will be contacted for a phone interview.

Please take note that all the articling positions offered by our foreign program for 2016 are filled.



PATENT AGENTS

Patent agents and patent agent trainees working with our firm are called upon to prepare, draft and prosecute applications for patents and industrial designs in Canada and abroad as well as prepare opinions, such as patentability, infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions. Our patent agents make use of their scientific knowledge within a dynamic and innovative business and legal environment.

Our professionals who work in this field are highly qualified in a vast array of science and engineering backgrounds including, physics, biochemistry, genetics, information technology, nanotechnology etc. As a firm, we provide excellent training and work experience for those of our scientist and engineer trainees who wish to become registered patent agents.

We are always on the look-out for dynamic and motivated registered patent agents and patent agent trainees.

General requirements:

Essential: At least a Bachelor’s degree in a field of science

Essential: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French

If you are interested in obtaining a position as a patent agent trainee or a registered patent agent with our firm, please forward your curriculum vitae to:


Mr. Louis-Pierre Gravelle
ROBIC, l.l.p.
1001 Square-Victoria – Bloc E – 8th floor
Montreal (Quebec) Canada H2Z 2B7
Tel.: +1 514 987-6242
Fax: +1 514 845-7874
job@robic.com



PARALEGALS

Our firm comprises over a dozen paralegals and paralegal interns within its corporate, trade-marks and patent departments who assist our professionals with the following types of work:

· draft and file applications for the registration of trademarks in Canada and abroad;

· analyze and respond to trade-mark examiners’ reports and communicate with foreign and local clients (in both English and French);

· carrying out searches on electronic databases as well as through more traditional tools;

· draft written administrative procedures such as opposition proceedings before the Trade-Marks Office;

· incorporate and organize companies, draft corporate resolutions and file all relevant declarations, both locally and abroad;

· proceeding with various administrative tasks in the lifecycle of a patent application.

Knowledge of intellectual property is not a requirement for someone wishing to become a paralegal intern or a paralegal with our firm. Intellectual property being a highly specialized field, we provide our trade-mark and patent paralegals with the necessary training.

General requirements:

Essential: At least a CEGEP degree

Essential: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French

Important: Ability to learn, assimilate and work autonomously

If you are interested in obtaining a position as a paralegal or a paralegal intern with our firm, please forward your curriculum vitae to:


Administrative services - Human resources
Paralegal Position
ROBIC, l.l.p.
1001 Square-Victoria – Bloc E- 8th floor
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H2Z 2B7
Tel.: +1 514 987-6242
Fax: +1 514 845-7874
job@robic.com



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

With a total staff of over 160 individuals, we regularly have openings for administrative assistants (legal or otherwise) and clerks throughout the year.

If you would like to obtain information about our current openings or if you are interested in applying for a position with our firm, please forward your curriculum vitae to:


Administrative services - Human resources
ROBIC, l.l.p.
1001 Square-Victoria – Bloc E- 8th floor
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H2Z 2B7
Tel.: +1 514 987-6242
Fax: +1 514 845-7874
job@robic.com