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:  Ottawa

William S. Foster

William is an associate lawyer in the Intellectual Property Group of Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. His practice focuses on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on patent and trademark litigation.

William earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was the inaugural recipient of the David Vaver Medal for Excellence in Intellectual Property. While at law school, he volunteered at the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic and performed research on the emergence of biologics litigation in Canada for which he was awarded the Barry D. Torno Memorial Prize.

Prior to law school, William completed his masters of science in cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Ottawa. His academic research efforts have culminated in several peer-reviewed publications on subjects such as pulmonary arterial hypertension, stem cell therapies, and exercise physiology.

William is currently an editor for the Intellectual Property Journal.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

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

    • Education
      Osgoode Hall Law School, JD
  • 2016

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

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

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

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