Natalie Raffoul

Managing Attorney at Brion Raffoul

Natalie Raffoul is a patent lawyer with recognised expertise in the patenting of business methods and software, and the legal issues surrounding such subject matter. She is a regular lecturer at the Sprott School of Business and is a faculty member for the Ottawa Lead To Win entrepreneurship programme. She has also been invited to speak at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) on such noteworthy cases as the Amazon decision. Ms Raffoul is currently co-chairperson of the McGill/IPIC IP courses on patents, trademarks and copyright, a past director of the patents course and continues to lecture on the patenting of software and business methods, as well as on international patent practice.

Ms Raffoul specialises 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 IP filing strategies and portfolio management that include trade secret considerations. Her technology expertise includes electronics, communications and networking, manufacturing, consumer products, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and mobile applications.

As a lawyer, Ms Raffoul also works with her clients on IP enforcement issues in the pre-litigation context. She has negotiated numerous successful agreements for her clients that cover IP rights in Canada and globally. She is also experienced in drafting customised IP ownership agreements, software licence and service agreements, end-user licence agreements, material transfer agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

Ms Raffoul holds a degree in electrical engineering from Western University (London, Canada) and a JD in law from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). She is also a registered patent agent.

In 2015 Ms Raffoul was awarded the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award, which recognises an elite group of business people under the age of 40 who are committed to business excellence, professional expertise and community giving. In 2016, she was selected as a finalist for Ottawa’s Businesswoman of the Year Award as one of the three professional women recognised for their outstanding business achievements.

Professional associations

  • LES

Sample client list

  • Element AI Inc
  • Husqvarna AB
  • Natural Resources Canada

Firm details

Brion Raffoul
291 Olmstead Street
Ottawa ON K1L 7J9

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