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416-865-3518 cboulakia@ridoutmaybee.com Toronto

Charles A. Boulakia

Partner - Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent

Profile

Charles Boulakia is a partner of Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is principally directed towards the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the biotechnology, chemistry, biofuel, oil and gas and pharmaceutical areas. Charles provides his clients with IP due diligence, validity, and freedom to operate opinions. Charles also drafts and negotiates license agreements and occasionally advises on food and drug regulatory law, including product labelling and advertising. Previous to his career in law, Charles worked briefly in venture capital, “big pharma”, and for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Charles is Vice-Chair of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Pharma and Biotechnology and the Treasurer of the Royal Canadian Institute for Science. He provides pro bono advice on IP law for the Law and Business Clinic at Ryerson University, volunteers on the selection committee for the Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award and is a mentor at the University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Hatchery.  He is an avid sailor and watch collector, and is fluent in French.

Working Languages

  • English
  • French

Education & Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Biochemistry), McGill University (1993)
  • M.Sc. (Biochemistry), McGill University, McGill Cancer Research Centre (1996)
  • Combined M.B.A./LL.B., (Gold Medallist), University of Western Ontario (2000)
  • Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario (2002)
  • Registered Trademark Agent, Canada (2004)
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada (2005)
  • Registered Patent Agent, U.S. (2006)

Memberships

  • Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science (RCIScience) – Treasurer and member of Council
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property – AIPPI (Vice-Chair, Pharma and Biotechnology Standing Committee)
  • Ryerson University Law and Business Clinic (Advisor)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – IPIC (Affiliate)
  • Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (Selection Committee Member)
  • University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Hatchery (Mentor)

Professional Recognition

  • G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Award, Ryerson University (2017)
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