Rebecca Johnston Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2017 - Ontario

Primary office:  Ottawa

Rebecca Johnston

Rebecca Johnston is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group of Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Her practice focuses primarily on patent litigation matters.

Rebecca completed her law degree at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. During her time at Dalhousie, Rebecca participated in a clerk placement with the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, competed in the Laskin Moot, acted as co-president of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Dalhousie, and competed with Dalhousie's rowing team.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Rebecca summered and articled with a national law firm. She has been involved in proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and has experience with pharmaceutical regulatory matters, as well as copyright enforcement and trademark matters.

Before entering the legal field, Rebecca also completed a master's degree in cellular and molecular medicine, and worked with a biotech company, coordinating clinical trials and working with a genetic testing platform.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2016

    • Education
      Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, JD
  • 2010

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, MSc, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • 2008

    • Education
      Carleton University, BSc (Hons.), Biochemistry


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association

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