Job Title: Patent Lawyer, Managing Partner
Company: BRION RAFFOUL LLP
Natalie Raffoul is a world-renowned IP lawyer and a partner of BRION RAFFOUL LLP, a law firm specializing in intellectual property (IP) law that she co-founded in 2008. In 2020, she co-founded a software company, launching Fortress IAMTM, a platform that helps innovative small- and medium-sized companies manage their IP, contracts, and corporate data. Natalie has been consistently ranked among the world’s leading patent practitioners in the IAM Patent 1000 publication annually since 2014, and shortlisted as one of the most Highly Recommended patent prosecutors in Canada. Since 2020, she has been recognized in the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists as a Global Leader, leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. In 2019, Natalie was appointed to Ontario, Canada’s first Expert Panel on IP. In 2021 and 2022, she led and taught several Train-the-Trainer courses for the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in Saudi Arabia and the Ukraine and, most recently in the fall of 2022, in Egypt. In 2021, Natalie contributed to a new WIPO pilot program for assessing the IP strategy of green technology companies in Europe and Brazil.