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416-865-3518 cboulakia@ridoutmaybee.com Toronto

Charles A. Boulakia

Partner - Barrister & Solicitor, 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 provides pro bono advice on IP law for the Law and Business Clinic at Ryerson University, volunteers for the Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award, the Pharmaceutical Committee of the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, and as Secretary to the board of RCIScience, and is an avid sailor and watch collector. He 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) – Secretary and member of Council
  • Ryerson University Law and Business Clinic (Advisor)
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property – AIPPI (Pharmaceutical Patent Committee)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – IPIC (Affiliate)
  • Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (Selection Committee Member)
  • Licensing Executives Society – LES – Toronto Chapter (Co-Chair – 2006-2011)

Professional Recognition

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