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.

Rebecca's practice focuses primarily on patent litigation. She is frequently involved in proceedings brought under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations as well as patent infringement and impeachment actions under the Patent Act. Rebecca also has experience with pharmaceutical regulatory matters, copyright enforcement and trademark matters. She has appeared before the Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Ontario Court of Appeal. She is active in the community and has volunteered with Pro Bono Ontario.

Before entering the legal field, Rebecca obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a Master's degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. She also worked with a biotechnology company working with a genetic testing platform and coordinating clinical trials. Rebecca obtained her JD from Dalhousie Schulich School of Law where she received multiple academic awards.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

  • 2022

  • 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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