Natalie Raffoul

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Natalie Raffoul

P.Eng. (Electrical), J.D. (Law)

Managing Partner, Brion Raffoul LLP

Natalie Raffoul is a world-renowned IP lawyer and patent agent. She is consistently ranked among the world’s leading patent practitioners by The World Leading Patent Professional’s IAM Patent 1000 publication annually since 2014, and in 2017, shortlisted as one of seven (7) most Highly Recommended patent prosecutors in Canada, and once again shortlisted in 2019. In 2018, she was recognized in the Who’s Who Legal as a world leading expert for Patents in Canada. In 2020, she was recognized in the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

Natalie’s success stems in large part from a passion for spurring innovation in the tech sector since her career start in 2000. Ms. Raffoul works closely with companies to develop and refine IP procurement strategies globally. For the past few years, she has been Chairing the McGill IPIC Summer Courses on Intellectual Property, and previously was the Director of the Patent Course. In April, 2019, she was appointed to the Ontario government’s only Expert Panel on Commercializing IP in Ontario, which culminated in an Expert Report being published in February, 2020. In May, 2020, Natalie was appointed as a Member to the Ontario Joint Ministers’ Roundtable on the COVID-19 Health Data Platform. She is also the Chair of the AIPPI Green Technology and IP Committee, and the Co-Chair of the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI) IP Licensing Education Committee.

Ms. Raffoul specializes in filing and prosecuting patent and design applications for her Canadian clients worldwide. She provides advice to her clients, in English and in French, on worldwide patent filing strategies and portfolio management, including trade secret considerations. As a lawyer, Natalie also works with her clients on IP enforcement and monetization. She has negotiated numerous successful agreements for her clients, that cover IP rights in Canada and globally.

Natalie holds a degree in electrical engineering from Western University (London, Canada) and a Juris Doctor in law from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). She is also a registered patent agent in the United States and Canada.

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