Moderator: Natalie Raffoul

Moderator: Natalie Raffoul

Lawyer and Registered Patent Agent, Clancy P.C. + Brion Raffoul and LES YMC President

Natalie Raffoul is a managing partner of Clancy Brion Raffoul with recognized expertise in the patenting of business methods and software, and the legal issues surrounding such subject matter. That recognition includes being 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. As a patent agent, Ms. Raffoul works closely with companies of all sizes to develop and refine IP procurement strategies within the context of a particular company’s business goals and environment. As a lawyer, Natalie 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. Natalie holds a degree in electrical engineering from Western University (in London, Canada) and a Juris Doctor in law from Queen’s University (in Kingston, Canada).

G4: Diversity and Identity of the Licensing Profession: Career Development Discussion

Regatta B/C

Licensing professionals comprise a diverse category of colleagues managing broad aspects of intellectual property and coordinating strategic alliances. Their career backgrounds include degrees and training in science, medicine, law, business, finance, and others. Many have moved among various career paths, such as university technology offices, law firms, government legal offices, incubators, industry, and/or venture space. […]