Rama Panford-Walsh

Rama Panford-Walsh

Associate, Intellectual Property

Contact Information


tel: 613.787.1125



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2020


  • University of Ottawa, J.D. 
  • Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, PhD
  • University of Alberta, B.Sc. (Hon)


English, German, French

Rama practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent litigation. Rama obtained her JD from the University of Ottawa. Prior to law school, Rama obtained her doctorate in biology from the University of Tübingen in Germany and subsequently engaged in postdoctoral work in the field of molecular neurobiology. As a result of her time studying, living and working in Germany, Rama is fluent in German.

Rama also spent several years in the biotechnology industry as a product development scientist. Over the course of her scientific career, Rama has advised on scientific and product risks, coordinated regulatory approvals and contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications.

Rama joined the firm as a summer student in 2018 and completed her articles with the firm in 2019-2020. She returned to the firm as an associate in 2020.

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

  • Alschner, W and Panford-Walsh, R. "How Much of the Transpacific Partnership is in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement?" (2019) Transnational Dispute Management (in press)
  • Singer, W, Manthey M, Panford-Walsh R, Matt L, Geisler HS, Passeri E, Baj G, Tongiorgi E, Leal G, Duarte CB, Salazar IL, Eckert P, Rohbock K, Hu J, Strotmann J, Ruth P, Zimmermann U, Rüttiger L, Ott T, Schimmang T, Knipper M. "BDNF-Live-Exon-Visualization (BLEV) Allows Differential Detection of BDNF Transcripts in vitro and in vivo." (2018) Front Mol Neurosci 2018 Sep 27;11:325
  • Singer W, Geisler HS, Panford-Walsh R, Knipper M. "Detection of Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses in the Auditory System Using Fluorescence Immunohistochemistry and High-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy" (2016) Methods Mol Biol, 427
  • Singer W, Panford-Walsh R, Knipper M. "The function of BDNF in the adult auditory system" (2014) Neuropharmacology, 76 Pt C
  • Rüttiger L, Singer W, Panford-Walsh R, Matsumoto M, Lee SC, Zuccotto A, Zimmermann U, Jaumann M, Rohbock K, Xiong H, Knipper M. "The Reduced cochlear output and the failure to adapt the central auditory response causes tinnitus in noise exposed rats: (2013) PLoS One. 8(3)
  • Panford-Walsh R, Singer W, Rüttiger L, Hadjab S, an J, Geisler HS, Zimmermann U, Köpschall I, Rohbock K, Vieljans A, Oestreicher E, Knipper M. "Midazolam reverses salicylate-induced changes in brain-derived neurotrophic factor and arg3.1 expression: implications for tinnitus perception and auditory plasticity" (2008) Mol Pharmacol. 74(3)