Ross, Mongeon, Covello & C° (RMC&C°) provides strategic legal support within a broad spectrum of activities associated with identification, protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights.
The lawyers of RMC & C° are experienced practitioners, having a client base extending across life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and imaging, green, alternative energy and bio-fuel initiatives. RMC&C° can provide both patent and trade-mark agent services in Canada and the USA.
With offices in Toronto and throughout south western Ontario, RMC&C° also exerts a global reach through its associations with strategic intellectual property-oriented entities, the multilingual skills of its lawyers and considerable negotiations experience in licensing transactions in Europe and Asia.
In addition to the experience of their respective legal careers, each of the principals of RMC&C° independently offers business consulting, strategic planning and consulting services to support the platform of commercialization initiatives for the client.
The People Behind Ross, Mongeon, Covello & C°:
Peter has as a primary focus providing counsel and support to licensing initiatives and commercialization opportunities, creation of spin off companies and negotiations for sponsored research opportunities within the life sciences and alternative energy sectors. Peter was previously Intellectual Property Counsel to The University of Western Ontario and the Robarts Research Institute in London, Canada and recognizes the institutional/corporate challenges for IP commercialization. He is a former General Counsel to a publicly-traded, real property company which operated throughout Canada.
Peter is a member of the Board of Trustees to the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc. (LES) of Alexandria, Virginia, and is currently the Regional Vice-President for Canada; he is also a Board member of the LES Foundation. Peter is a former member of the Conference Board of Canada’s “Leaders’ Roundtable on Commercialization” in connection with university/industry partnerships, and guest lectures in the LL.M. programme for Intellectual Property for Osgoode Hall at York University.Peter holds an Honours Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelors of Law from Western, a Masters of Laws (Intellectual Property) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and a certificate in alternative dispute resolution through the University of Windsor. He sits on the advisory committee of a number of privately-held corporations.
Marcel Mongeon is an intellectual property coach who assists institutions and companies with the development and implementation of strategies to profit from their intangible assets.
As a lawyer qualified in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec as well as New York State in the USA, Marcel is well versed in the applicable national and international legal environments that affect intellectual assets.
He is a Canadian Registered Patent and Trade-mark Agent and holds business, law and science degrees. He is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) of The Directors College, McMaster University.
Marcel’s experience includes having been in charge of the technology transfer office at McMaster University overseeing all sponsored research, patenting and commercialization activities of this comprehensive university from 1997 to 2006.
He speaks regularly at international conferences and has developed a IP training program specific to the South African and Asia markets.
Marcel is active in many community and industry groups and has served on many boards including the Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus, Opera Ontario and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). In 2006, he was recognized for his services to the Canadian technology transfer community by being awarded the Order of the Beaver by the Association for the Commercialization of Canadian Technology (ACCT).
Lynda Covello, LL.B., LL.M. is a multilingual international lawyer, IP strategist and business consultant with over 23 years experience in the strategic use of IP assets in business, particularly health care, IT and biotechnology. She advises on IP-related business strategies, technology transfer, licensing, commercialization, monetization, international expansion and IP-related transactions globally. She is experienced in conflict resolution, relationship management and negotiation. Lynda has advanced problem-solving skills.
Lynda has served as both an external advisor to business and a member of the executive management team, giving her a practical and realistic perspective on the key issues and concerns facing business decision-makers.
Over the course of her legal and consulting career, Lynda has built a global network of experienced multidisciplinary professionals with whom she works. These include lawyers, accountants, bankers, consultants, project managers, educators, technical and other experts. She draws upon these resources to assist her clients to do business in all major trading regions, building situation-specific project teams to provide superior advice on issues that cross borders, cultures and disciplines.