ABOUT BRION RAFFOUL
Brion Raffoul is a premier Canadian IP boutique firm providing clients with a full range of patent, design and trademark procurement services. Our firm is committed to providing excellent quality service in a timely manner to meet all of the intellectual property needs of our clients.
We have a strong Canadian client base that includes local inventors and businesses, as well as multinational corporations, universities and Canadian government agencies, in various technical domains, such as artificial intelligence; cybersecurity; telecommunications; electronics; machines; heavy equipment; consumer products; sports apparel; metallurgy; oil and gas; microbiology; cannabis; biotech; and pharmaceuticals. From start-ups to universities, from government agencies to both private and publicly traded companies, we represent the intellectual property interests of our clients worldwide.
Through our robust international network of associates, we can protect our clients’ intellectual property assets throughout the world. In addition to our Canadian clients, we represent a broad array of foreign clients seeking to protect their IP in Canada.
Our competitive and transparent pricing model, based on fixed fees, rather than billable hours for most services, sets us apart from other firms. We firmly believe in adding value for our clients and, since we are not on a time-based billing model, we take as much time as necessary to address our clients’ needs. As a testament to our high rate of client satisfaction and loyalty, our firm has grown exponentially through referrals and word of mouth.
We are able to provide our IP services in English, French, Chinese and German.
Our professionals have strong technical backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemistry, microbiology, genetics, astrophysics, and computer science, which enables Brion Raffoul to offer patentability searches and opinions as well as patent drafting, filing and prosecution services in the high-tech, software, bio, chemical and mechanical fields. We also excel in due diligence reviews of patent portfolios, invention mining advice for companies, and consultation on effective IP management and procurement strategies.
Brion Raffoul offers advice on trademark branding strategies and Canadian and international trademark clearance searches and opinions. We also provide Canadian and international trademark filings, prosecution, registration and renewals.
With many of our clients working in the consumer products sector, we also offer strong design protection advice. We assist companies with their Canadian and international design application preparation, filing and prosecution for any industrial product.
Brion Raffoul also provides comprehensive IP protection advice, including copyright registration services.
Our legal team has extensive experience advising on IP licensing and procurement strategies within the pre-litigation context. We also provide International IP portfolio management services, including coordinating foreign contentious patent proceedings (opposition hearings, litigation and/or arbitration). Our lawyers are also adept at drafting and negotiating customised IP ownership agreements; software licence and master service agreements; end-user licence agreements; material transfer agreements; and non-disclosure agreements in various technical areas, and particularly in the SaaS context.
Natalie Raffoul, PEng (Electrical), JD (Law)
Founding and managing partner
Art Brion, BEng (Comp Eng), LLB