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Smart & Biggar
York Street

Work Department

Pharmaceutical Litigation




Yoon Kang is a principal in Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office and a leader in the firm’s life sciences litigation practice. For over 25 years, she has focused her practice on patent litigation and prosecution, counseling global pharmaceutical innovators and research institutions on all aspects of patent rights, including in small molecules and biologics inventions. She has significant experience as lead counsel, representing pharmaceutical clients before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in complex patent litigation, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. In 2021, Yoon was named “Patent Lawyer of the Year” at the Euromoney LMG Women in Business Law Americas Awards and in both 2020 and 2021 she was named a “Top Female Legal Practitioner for Life Sciences” by Euromoney LMG Expert Guide: Women in in Business Law. She was also named a “Leading Patent Litigation Practitioner” by IAM Patent 1000, one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property, a ‘Best Lawyer in Life Sciences’ in North America by Euromoney Legal Media Group  and was “Canadian Patent Non-contentious Attorney of the Year” in 2014. She is a Fellow of IPIC, member and former co-Chair of the Patents and Industrial Design Committee of the CBA. BSc (Microbiology and Genetics); MSc (Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics); LLB. Registered Patent & Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Member and past Co-Chair of the Patents and Industrial Design Committee, Canadian Bar Association


Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

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Yoon Kang  – Smart & Biggar