Natalie Raffoul

Natalie Raffoul

Co-Founder Fortress.LegalTM (an Intangible Asset Management (IMS) System)
P.Eng. (Electrical), J.D. (Law), IP Lawyer, Patent Agent

Natalie Raffoul is a world-renowned IP lawyer and a partner of Brion Raffoul LLP, a law firm specializing in intellectual property (IP) law, which she co-founded in 2008.  In 2020, she co-founded a software company and launched Fortress.LegalTM, a platform that helps innovative small- and medium-sized companies manage their IP, contracts, and corporate data.  Natalie is 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.  In 2020 and again in 2021, she was recognized in the IAM Strategy 300:  The World’s Leading IP Strategists as a Global Leader in 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, and in 2020, she was appointed as an advisor 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 World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in Saudi Arabia and the Ukraine, and was also asked by WIPO to partake in a new pilot program to assess the IP strategy of green technology companies located in Brazil.  

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