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Patent Agent Trainee/Patent Lawyer Trainee – Montreal, QC

Jan 7, 2020

Norbord is hiring a Patent Agent Trainee Chem./Mechanical Engineer or Chemist or Patent Lawyer that has 2+ years’ experience in patent filing and patent searches. The Trainee will draft and prosecute patent applications, conduct patent searches and assist in the preparation of patentability opinions.

This is a part-time, contract position (8 hours/week) and is based in our Montreal location.


  • Drafting Canadian and US patent applications
  • Conducting patentability searches
  • Managing intellectual property (IP) portfolios
  • Leading the IP strategy
  • All other matters as required


  • Have experience with patents and intellectual property; in particular the ability to understand and explain claims
  • Conducting pre-screen (preliminary) searches in Canada, the US and internationally on CIPO, USPTO and international trademark databases, as well as internet searches to find existing technologies
  • Excellent command of English, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to explain complex technical information clearly and have good analytical skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, chemical or mechanical engineering
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should send their letter of application, current resume and supporting documents to: