Art Brion Appointed to Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board

Brion Raffoul LLP is pleased to announce that one of our founding partners, Art Brion, has been named to the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board (ORFAB)! The ORFAB assesses grant proposals on behalf of the Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards program. Art is honoured to …

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Brion Raffoul LLP Welcomes Sheryl Macdonell to Our Team!

Brion Raffoul is delighted to welcome Sheryl Macdonell to our team! Sheryl joins Brion Raffoul as the Operations and Business Development Manager. She has over 10 years of experience in Intellectual Property working in both global event management and strategic marketing roles.   Sheryl graduated from Carleton University in 1997 with a bachelor …

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Brion Raffoul LLP Welcomes Canada’s first Patent Collective!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, marked the official launch date of Canada’s first patent collective, implemented through the Innovation Asset Collective (IAC)! The IAC will primarily focus on improving the IP strategy and patent portfolios of its member companies, with a view to improving the freedom to operate of …

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Powering Up: Japan and South Korea Energize Battery Innovation

By Chris Chiavatti, Liz Gray, and Dennis Hazsko The ongoing shift towards cleaner energy sources, and electric cars in particular, is driving the quest for better storage of electricity. Innovators around the world are seeking to make batteries that are more powerful, longer-lasting, lighter, and cheaper than ever …

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Happy Halloween!

Brion Raffoul LLP celebrated Halloween today with a set of Spooktacular costumes!

Public Interest, Private Data: AI and Trade Secrets in Canada

By Chris Chiavatti and Liz Gray Trade secrets are an often-neglected form of IP, but are growing in importance as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes a dominant force for innovation. The data used to train AI models are often protected as trade secrets–but that protection is increasingly under scrutiny. …

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MakerLaunch Honours Brion Raffoul LLP

This week, the team at Brion Raffoul LLP was thrilled to accept an honorary plaque from Heather Howes, on behalf of the University of Ottawa’s Engineering Faculty MakerLaunch start-up growth program. Brion Raffoul has been a corporate partner/donor of MakerLaunch since the program’s inception in 2019 and has …

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IP in the Tiffany’s Acquisition—It’s the Box That Counts

Big news in the world of luxury goods:  earlier this week, French multinational LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA) acquired renowned jeweler Tiffany’s for $16.2bn. According to Reuters, one of the biggest draws for the luxury conglomerate was the breadth and value of Tiffany’s IP.  The famous Tiffany …

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