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Sanro Zlobec

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Sanro Zlobec

Partner
  • Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co.
  • Patent Agent
English | French | Spanish | Croatian

An experienced and collaborative advisor for your team

Sanro applies over twenty years of IP experience to assist clients in the technology space with identifying, protecting and monetizing their innovations.

With a solid and extensive background rooted in the patent field, his focus is on obtaining commercially targeted IP rights that bring value to clients through litigation, transactions and licenses.

Sanro’s time is also spent on a broad range of support roles in M&A ownership, due diligence, and IP audits, including the characterization of know-how and trade secrets.

With a collaborative mindset and a focus on results, Sanro’s mission is the success of the client, be they a high-tech start-up or a global enterprise in a range of industry sectors (telecommunications, transportation, software, sporting goods, medical devices and others).

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  • "Les données en milieu d'entreprise : reconnaître les enjeux de création, de protection et de valorisation", (panel moderator), ACC-Québec Chapter and Smart & Biggar Webinar, November 3, 2021
  • "Patent Agent Exam Prep - Paper A", (co-presenter), IPIC webinar, October 21, 2021
  • "Alternative Patent Leveraging", (co-speaker), Understanding Patents - McGill University 2021 Summer Courses in Intellectual Property, July 23, 2021
  • "Patent Claim Drafting", (workshop leader), McGill University 2021 Summer Courses in Intellectual Property, July 19, 2021
  • "Patent Agent Training Course - Paper A", (co-presenter), IPIC webinar, May 6, 2021
  • “Managing your IP to enhance your position ahead of a prospective investment or exit”, (co-presenter, Brigide Mattar), BDC Capital Women in Technology Venture Fund and Smart & Biggar Webinar, March 31, 2021
  • "Patent Agent Exam Prep - Paper A", (co-presenter), IPIC webinar, October 6, 2020
  • "Patent Agent Training Course - Paper A", (co-speaker), IPIC webinar, August 21, 2020
  • "The IP Practitioner's Guide to Crowdfunding" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Banff, AB, October 2015
  • “How Patents Add Value for Innovative SMEs” (co-presenter), inaugural Private Breakfast by the British Quebec Business Coalition (BQBC), Montreal, March 2015
  • “The Supreme Court Gets Abstract (Or Does It?): Patent Eligibility After Alice v. CLS Bank” (co-presenter), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Halifax, NS, October 2014
  • “The Industrial (Design) Revolution: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Border” (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Gatineau, QC, October 2013
  • "Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Prosperity" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, October 2012
  • "Resurrecting the Requirement to Work the Invention" (moderator) and "The Supreme Court's Sanofi Decision - Three Years Later" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2011
  • "Copyright in the Digital Age" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Toronto, October 2008
  • "Recent Anti-Piracy Developments in Canada" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the New York State Bar Association summer meeting, Montreal, July 2008
  • "10 U.S. Patent Decisions in 60 Minutes” (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, October 2007
  • "Effective Patent Searching Strategies" (moderator), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Spring Meeting, Gatineau, QC, March 2007

Memberships

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; Member (2006-present) and past Chair of the Forums and Seminars Committee (2011-2013); Former Member (2004-2005) of the IPIC-McGill Courses Liaison Committee
  • Member, Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Quebec Association for the Development of Research and Innovation (ADRIQ)
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Member, Patent Agents Examination Board
  • Member, British Quebec Business Coalition

Teaching Activities

  • Course GLIS-662 "Intellectual Capital Management" (guest lecturer), McGill University Faculty of Education, Montreal, November 23, 2011
  • "Patent claim drafting" (workshop leader), IPIC-McGill course Understanding Patents, Montreal, July 2010