Clean Tech Group
Boulakia, Charles A. - Partner - Barristers & Solicitors
Charles Boulakia's practice is principally directed towards the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas.
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.
Education & Qualifications
B.Sc. (Biochemistry), 1993, McGill University
M.Sc. (Biochemistry), 1996, McGill University, McGill Cancer Research Centre
Combined M.B.A./LL.B., 2000, University of Western Ontario (Gold Medallist)
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario, 2002
Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada, 2004
Registered Patent Agent, Canada, 2005
Registered Patent Agent, U.S. (2006) (for Canadian applicants only)
Council Member, Royal Canadian Institute
Advisor, Ryerson University Law & Business Clinic
Member, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriéte Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
Affiliate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Toronto chapter Co-Chair, Licensing Executives Society (LES) (2006-2011)
Member, selection committee for the Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards.
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