Daphne Lainson > Smart & Biggar > Ottawa, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Smart & Biggar
55 METCALFE STREET, SUITE 900
PO BOX 2999, STATION D
OTTAWA, ON K1P, 5Y6
Canada

Work Department

Patents, Life Sciences

Position

Partner

Career

Daphne Lainson is a partner in Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office and Chair of the Firm. For almost two decades she has specialized in securing patent protection for chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology related inventions. Daphne advises clients on pharmaceutical regulatory law and provides strategic advice during patent prosecution and following patent grant for pharmaceuticals and biologics. She advises pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies in matters relating to regulatory data exclusivity under the Food and Drug Regulations, supplementary protection under the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations, patent listing under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and market access issues, including the pricing of patented medicines under the Patented Medicines Regulations. She is listed annually in The Best Lawyers in Canada and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Patents, and was awarded Ottawa Business woman of the Year 2011 by the Women’s Business Network of Ottawa. Daphne is an AIPLA Fellow, Chair of the AIPLA Food and Drug Law Committee. BSc Hons (Chemistry); MSc (Chemistry); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2001.

Memberships

  • Member, The Canadian Association for Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Member, Canadian Association of Professionals in Regulatory Affairs
  • Member, Drug Information Association
  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Fellow, American Intellectual Property Law Association; Chair of the Food and Drug Law Committee; Past co-chair of the Japan Practice Committee; past Chair of the Mentoring Committee; and past Chair of the Women in Intellectual Property Law Committee
  • Member, Chemical Institute of Canada, Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Member, The Women’s Business Network of Ottawa
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association; member of the Patent Committee

Education

  • Ontario Bar, 2001
  • Registered Patent Agent, 2002
  • Registered Trademark Agent, 2001
  • University of Windsor, LL.B., 1999
  • Queen’s University, M.Sc. (Chemistry), 1996;thesis titled A computational study of lithium cation and sodium cation interaction with sulfuryl and phosphoryl species
  • Queen’s University, B.Sc. Hons. (Chemistry), 1994
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office