Isabel J. Raasch is a partner in Gowlings' Ottawa office where she practises in the area of patent litigation including infringement actions and proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.
Isabel has over 13 years of experience in patent litigation. She has appeared in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, as well as in U.S. Federal Courts including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as several District Courts. She has a background in geology and geochemistry and litigated patents on a wide range of scientific subject matter, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, computer systems and applications and general chemistry.
Prior to joining Gowlings in 2007, Isabel worked in New York City as an associate at a leading intellectual property firm. In that role, she focused on patent litigation in the U.S. Federal Courts.
Since joining Gowlings, Isabel has worked on a number of patent infringement trials (focusing on both validity/infringement issues as well as on issues related to the quantification of damages) and on applications under the PM(NOC) Regulations. Isabel also advises clients on general legal matters relating to patents such as patent enforcement licensing and patent licensing.
Isabel is admitted to practice to the State of New York and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.