The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
Natalie Raffoul has “vast experience and brings entrepreneurial skills to legal practice, which add immense value to her strategic advice”. Working wonders for her clients, she also “gives back to the IP profession through her thought leadership, advocacy and teaching”.
Natalie Raffoul is a world-renowned IP lawyer and a partner of Brion Raffoul LLP, a law firm specialising in IP law, which she co-founded in 2008. In 2020, she co-founded a software company and launched Fortress.Legal, a platform that helps innovative small and medium-sized companies manage their intellectual property, contracts and corporate data. Ms Raffoul has been consistently ranked among the world’s leading patent practitioners in IAM Patent 1000 annually since 2014, and has been shortlisted as one of the most highly recommended patent prosecutors in Canada. In 2020 and again in 2021, she was recognised in the IAM Strategy 300 as a global leader in leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolios. In 2019, Natalie was appointed to Ontario, Canada’s first expert panel on IP. In 2020, she was appointed as an adviser to the Joint Minister’s Roundtable on the Ontario Health Data Platform, chaired by Queen’s Dean of Health Sciences, Dr Jane Philpott. In 2021, she led and taught Train-the-Trainer courses for the WIPO in Saudi Arabia and in Ukraine, and was also asked by WIPO to partake in a new pilot programme to assess the IP strategy of green technology companies located in Brazil.