Jean-Nicolas Delage

Jean-Nicolas Delage

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Contact Information

tel: 514 904-5644



Bar Admission

Québec, 1994


  • University of Montreal, LL.B.


French, English

Jean-Nicolas is a partner in the Emerging and High Growth Companies Group of our Montréal office. He specializes in intellectual property strategy and transactions for emerging and high growth companies. He advises clients on intellectual property issues in relation to the standardization process as well as contributing to developing intellectual property strategies for research consortiums, some of which include businesses, universities, and research centres.

Jean-Nicolas has expertise in implementing patent pools in the wake of new standards adopted by standard-setting bodies and advises clients on intellectual property issues related to the standardization process, including FRAND licensing.

Prior to joining Osler, Jean-Nicolas co-led an emerging and high growth practice for another large Canadian law firm.

  • Powerside

    Powerside in its securing of strategic growth funding from Energy Growth Momentum LP.

  • Prior to joining Osler*

    *A mining technology company in its seed investment round

    *A Canadian Healthcare Venture Capital firm in its investment in a preclinical-stage biotech company

    *A vehicle manufacturer in its de-Spac transaction with a financial services company

    *An American cybersecurity company in its acquisition of a software company

    *A beverage company in its going public transaction

  • Find More

  • Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) Patent 1000: Ranked among the world's leading patent lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Information Technology Law; Technology Law

  • Club des Sports de Sutton Inc., Board of Directors Member
  • Les Cahiers de Propiété Intellectuelle Inc., Board of Directors Member, Editorial Board Member
  • McGill University/ IPIC Intellectual Property Courses on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Program Director
  • International Forum of Intellectual Property Organization Committee, Treasurer and Member

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Canadian IT Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Association of University Transfer Manager
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Media Mentions

  • Quoted in So many opportunities' for lawyers in tech, say Osler’s Christian Jacques and Jean-Nicolas Delage, Canadian Lawyer article, written by Aidan Macnab

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