Katherine Beaulieu is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. She has an interest in intellectual property, specifically in the areas of patent litigation and patent prosecution.
Katherine obtained her BCL/JD from McGill University. She completed her master’s research in the field of computer-assisted surgery, and has in-depth knowledge in the fields of chemistry, biology, computer science and biomedical computing. She also researched programmed obsolescence in the context of Quebec’s consumer protection legislation under the supervision of Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse.
While attending McGill University, Katherine was the senior managing editor at the McGill Law Journal, where she researched best practices to implementing open access into the journal’s operating procedures. She also worked with Compass Legal & Startup Clinic to help young entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.
Katherine is passionate about innovation and bringing inventions to life. During her time researching in computer science, she realized she could help see many products be brought to market rather than focusing on a single product over a long period of time. Katherine’s love of innovation, combined with a passion for writing, have led her to an exciting career in intellectual property.
Outside of her studies, Katherine enjoys skiing, reading fantasy novels, walking her dog and travelling.