Annie Gauthier is a partner at the firm BCF and specializes in business law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law, and is one of the most respected lawyers in the field of technology and life sciences, and more specifically in the pharmaceutical industry.
With over 15 years’ experience, Annie has practised with a nationally and internationally renowned law firm and worked on highly complex major transactions in addition to becoming one of the leading licensing experts in Canada.
Before joining BCF, Annie was Director, Transactions at Pharmascience, the largest employer in the pharmaceutical industry in Quebec. Working at this generics giant for over two years gave her inside understanding of the industry and an opportunity to conduct transactions on every continent. This experience makes her a top strategic advisor for her clients.
Annie is actively involved with her peers and her community, including as Chair of the Montreal chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, a member of the board of directors for the North American region of LES, and co-founder and Vice-President of L’étoffe du succès Montréal, an organization dedicated to helping women that is affiliated with Dress for Success Worldwide.
Before resorting to litigation, prospective licensors and licensees regularly engage in negotiations regarding the licensing of one or more patents. These negotiations may, in some cases, involve face-to-face meetings between the parties to hash out the issues, including the parties’ respective strengths and weaknesses in their cases, and what a mutually acceptable royalty would be […]