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DOJ appoints prothonotary to Federal Court

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 3:14 PM | By John Chunn

The federal Department of Justice announced that Angela M. Furlanetto, a partner with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, has been appointed a prothonotary of the Federal Court in Ottawa.

According to the government’s press release, prior to her appointment, prothonotary Furlanetto was a partner with the law firm DLA Piper, where she practised intellectual property (IP) litigation.

She was called to the bar in Ontario in 1998 and spent the bulk of her career with the IP litigation firm Dimock Stratton LLP, which combined with DLA Piper (Canada) in 2016.

Prothonotary Furlanetto has received many accolades for her contributions to IP law, particularly for her work in patent litigation and in the field of life sciences. She appeared regularly before the Federal Courts, handling all areas of IP and a variety of technical subject matters.

Dedicated to practice development, she was a regular speaker on topics such as litigation practice, procedure and advocacy. She was an active member of the Canadian Bar Association, serving as a former chair of the National IP Section, an active member of the Court Practice Committee, one of the original members of the Federal Court IP User’s Committee and as IP Section representative on the Federal Court Bench and Bar Committee.

Committed to the development of lawyers in IP law, prothonotary Furlanetto helped found the Harold G. Fox Moot, Canada's only IP moot, where she served as chair for 10 years.