William S. Foster Associate


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2019 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0265

Fax: +1 613-788-3629

Email: william.foster@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto



William S. Foster

William is an associate in Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on enforcing intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation before the Federal and Ontario Courts. He also advises clients on pharmaceutical regulatory matters, such as patent listing, data protection, and certificates of supplementary protection.

William earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was the inaugural recipient of the David Vaver Medal for Excellence in Intellectual Property and was awarded the Barry D. Torno Memorial Prize for his research on the emergence of biologics litigation in Canada. Throughout law school, William volunteered with the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic where he advised early-stage innovators on a variety of intellectual property issues.

Prior to law school, William completed a MSc in cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Ottawa. His research was supported by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In particular, William was the recipient of the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canadian Graduate Scholarship and Training Program in Regenerative Medicine Fellowship Award.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2019
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2018

    • Education
       2018
      Osgoode Hall Law School, JD
  • 2016

    • Education
       2016
      University of Ottawa, M.Sc.
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship — Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Training Program in Regenerative Medicine Graduate Fellowship Award — Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      Training Program in Regenerative Medicine Summer Studentship Award — Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
    • Education
       2013
      Queen's University, BPHE (Hons.)
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
       2012
      Undergraduate Student Research Award — Natural Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)